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Orhionmwon local government gives order to expel Fulani herdsmen

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The chairman of the Orhionmwon Nigerian Local Government area Sylvester Okoro reiterated his stand on his fourteen days ultimatum issued to Fulani herdsmen to leave his community, saying the lives and safety of his people cannot be undermined.


Okoro, who spoke shortly after a meeting called at the insistence of the Edo State Commissioner of Police and presided over by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ayodeji Faniyan, said the council cannot be intimidated into submitting the lives of Orhionmwon residents on the altar of patronage as he officially swore to protect the lives and property of the people.

The council chief lamented the role of the police who put the cart before the horse while acknowledging pleas from the Chambers of Olayiwola Afolabi on the need to cooperate to ensure a holistic documentation of genuine herders.

He, however, put Faniyan on notice insisting that not even the state governor can order the eviction of herdsmen from a locality, let alone a council chairman.



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