EBONYI State Government, yesterday, portrayed video and sound accounts coursing on the web-based media charging that a few Fulani Herdsmen were assaulted and driven out of Ebonyi State as phony and bogus. The Police and Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association, MACBAN, Ebonyi State Chapter likewise talked in like way and pooh-poohed the video.
It expressed that the viral video was the handicraft of adversaries of the state and approached security offices to fish out the culprits of the devious demonstration. Talking with columnists, Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala; and Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Cletus Ofoke, said that since the video opened up to the world, the security offices and the Committee on Herders and ranchers relationship have not gotten any report of such turn of events. Ofoke stated: “Herders and ranchers Committee has gotten mindful of the video recommending that a few Fulani herders and their families living in Ebonyi were being assaulted and driven out of Ebonyi. We didn’t observer or get any report. Neither did we get data from the Association or security offices.
“The video and sound available for use are not the genuine situation of things. Each time there are issues we communicate with them. We have channels of correspondence from LG to the state. We wish to express that there is nothing similar to that in the state. On his part, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala depicted the message behind the viral video as deluding and a demonstration of lie. “I need to loan my voice to the discourse made by Commissioner for Justice as respects the video and voice expressing that our siblings and sisters are having issues. It is deception.
It isn’t correct. “Through the individual of the Governor, we have delighted in harmony with our siblings who are herders. We can presently don’t recollect the issue of conflicts among herders and ranchers. The video is from the pit of hellfire. It was executed by the adversaries of the state. “Such data can’t be followed to any piece of the state. There is no such record before the security bosses. This is the most lovely occasions we have had up until now. Such video and recorded voices never occurred in Ebonyi State. “The security organizations will fish out those behind this insidiousness. What the law states about such misdemanor will follow through to its logical end. The Public should disapprove such abnormalities.”
Couple, the Ebonyi State Commissioner Police , Philip Maku through his PPRP, Loveth Odah excused the video as phony. “Fulani herders are not enduring an onslaught or being driven out of Ebonyi State, Alhaji Adamu calmly and readily migrated from Ebonyi State to Taraba State. The consideration of the Ebonyi State Police Command has been attracted to a misshaped and deceiving video available for use via online media stage that Fulani herders were being assaulted and driven out of Ebonyi State by anonymous gathering.
“To put any misinformation to rest, the Command wishes to express that on the second of January, 2021 one Fulani herder Alhaji Adamu living at Ozibo town in Nkaleke Ichaba/Enyibishiri Community in Ebonyi L.G.A of Ebonyi State chose to move for certain individuals from his family to Taraba State looking for greener fields for his cows as the dry season is setting in. “Alhaji Adamu additionally educated the town director and Ichaba Development Center Coordinator before his serene and deliberate movement. “For the evasion of uncertainty Alhaji Adamu left seven different individuals from his family (Alhaji Musa Danfo and six other people) who are as yet living at a similar settlement with a portion of their steers.
“Along these lines, the Command wishes to re-underline that before this video the Command has no record of danger to the lives of the harmony adoring herders or their dairy animals, neither to those dwelling in the said Camp nor in the whole state. “It might likewise intrigue the general population to realize that the Fulani people group yesterday being 2/01/2020 paid Christmas and new year visit to his Excellency the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State and nothing of such danger was accounted for. “Be that as it may, the agitators and the foes of the state made a voice record over the video to make alarm, delude the general population and distort the serene concurrence of the herders and their host networks in Ebonyi State.
“The Command subsequently asks the overall population to view the video as phony, ridiculous and devilish and approach their legal organizations. “In the interim, the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State, Philip Sule Maku, has requested full scale examination concerning the issue with the end goal of capturing those behind the phony video for conceivable arraignment. “The CP is additionally consoling the overall population especially Fulani herders and their host networks in Ebonyi State of the Command’s proceeded with obligation to guarantee the wellbeing and security of their lives and property.”
SOURCES:Vanguard News Nigeria