Obiano vows to fish out killers of farmer in Anambra community

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has assured that the killers of a farmer in Anaku, Ayamelum Council Area of the state would be brought to book.

The deceased, a young farmer, identified simply as Atuanya was reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen in the community in Anambra State.

The community had since called on the government to handle the incursion of Fulani herdsmen, threatening to resort to defend mechanism if nothing is urgently done.

Addressing members of the community who alleged invasion of their farms by herdsmen, the governor, who was accompanied by the State Police Commissioner, DSS Director, the Army Commander, thanked the community for not making reprisal attacks.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke, the governor pledged the government’s commitment towards security of lives and property, just as he assured the family of the deceased of government’s assistance towards the burial.

Describing Anaku as one of the belts of the agricultural revolution in the state, Obiano called on them to allow security agents conclude their investigation into the matter.

He said the traditional ruler of the community would henceforth, be part of the Farmers/Herdsmen Clash Committee set up by the government to generate accurate security information on the development.

On his part, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, who revealed that he had ordered full scale investigation into the matter, cautioned the community members against taking laws into their hands, just as he assured that justice would be served.

Also speaking, the traditional ruler of Anaku, Igwe Obalum Offorkansi, thanked the government for heeding their call, cautioning his subjects, especially the youths against reprisal attack, even as he urged cattle rearers to stop destroying farmers’ crops.


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