Worried by recent violent attacks by herdsmen in some communities in Delta state which has claimed several lives, traditional rulers in Delta North has warned that further attacks on their people will be met with ‘disastrous consequences’.
The traditional rulers after a meeting at Owa Oyibu, Ika North Local Government Area of the state decried the killings of their subjects by the herders. In a five-point communique presented the Forum’s Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, the Obi of Owa, asked armed herdsmen to leverage their communities.
“Our people are no longer going to the farms for fear of either being attacked, killed, kidnapped or raped and we are saying enough is enough.
“The peaceful disposition of Anioma people should not be misconstrued for either weakness or cowardice.
“Any further attack on any part of Delta North will be met with disastrous consequences.
“Consequently, we, therefore, resolved to immediately reactivate and reinvigorate the vigilante groups in our various communities, with a view to beefing up security within the district.
“We are aware that some unscrupulous elements in our various communities have been conniving with the herdsmen to wreak havoc on our people.
“We plead with these elements to desist from heinous acts in their own interest before the long arm of the law catches up with them” he said.