The Federal Government yesterday apologized to the people of South East over the destructive activities and killings of the Fulani herdsmen in the area and assured that permanent solution was being worked out to stop them from destroying crops and farmland. The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh who made the apology on behalf of the Federal Government also said that he has been a victim as the herdsmen had invaded and destroyed crops in his farm.
According to him, the Federal Government was seriously working out modalities to end the menace of the herdsmen, who he said have no right to carry about AK 47, with which they harass farmers. Ogbeh who was reacting to issues and questions on herdsmen attacks raised at the Federal Government organized Town Hall meeting in Umuahia, said “I sincerely apologized to those whose crops were destroyed by the herdsmen; I was a victim, they have invaded my farm and destroyed crops; but please nobody is happy about their activities.
“We are working hard to stop them, they have no right to carry AK 47, the army or police cannot follow the herdsmen around, but the Government is doing everything to find a lasting solution an maybe in a few months you will see the result”.