Police dispel rumour of herdsmen attack in Anambra

The Anambra Commissioner of Police, Mr Sam Okaula, has assured the people of the state of a peaceful Eid-El-Kabir celebration.


Okaula made the promise in an interview in Awka on Saturday.

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He said that adequate measures had been put in place to prevent breakdown down of law and order during the festival.

He described as baseless, speculations of a possible herdsmen attack on the state during the period.

The commissioner of police said that there would not be any of such attack.

”We have held a meeting with the Fulani leaders in the state, and we all agreed that there is no threat to peace in the state.

“We do not envisage any problem in Anambra during the ceremony and even after the ceremony because we have put measures in place to have peace.

“We have intelligence reports all through the state, and all indices point towards a peaceful celebration,’’ Okaula said.

He urged residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear, saying that the police would provide adequate security.

Okaula said that the flash points at Ufuma, Awgbu and Umunze had been guarded.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of the Supreme Council for Islamic in Affairs in Anambra, Alhaji Dauda Ajagu, has called for sober reflection during the festival.

In a statement in Awka, Ajagu said that Nigerians should reflect on their lives with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s challenges, instead of blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for the current economic downturn.

He urged Fulani herdsmen to be careful with their cows to forestall invasion and destruction of peoples’ farmlands.

“We have fought a tribal war before; we do not want to fight again. All we need at this point in time is absolute peace”, Ajagu said.



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