Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has paid compensation to herdsmen for about 70 cows allegedly killed by a host community of Umumbo in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state in a bid to appease Fulani herdsmen and restore peace in the state to recover, says Governor Obiano of Anambra State has compensated the herdsmen.
He also paid compensation to a community in the state whose lands had been invaded by herdsmen.
This was disclosed to journalists on Friday by the leader of the Muslim community in the state, Alhaji Garba Haruna, in Awka, the state capital.
Haruna, who also serves as Special Assistant to the Governor on Muslim Affairs, stated that the governor's efforts have brought peace between herdsmen and host communities in the state.
The aide described his director as “the man who saw tomorrow” and commended the governor for his foresight in handling the cases of non-indigenous nationals.
His words: “Our governor can be called 'the man who saw tomorrow'.
“Before this herdsmen problem started, Governor Obiano had set up a cattle menace committee.
“The committee is headed by the commissioner of police in the state. I am a member of that committee.
“And at various times, this committee had heard and settled disputes between host communities and herdsmen in the state.
“On one occasion, the governor paid compensation for more than seventy cows to herders, while the host communities whose crops were destroyed were compensated by the state governor.”
Haruna instructed Muslims not to indulge in any form of killing but to maintain the sanctity of the Ramadan season.