Killer herdsmen will have no hiding place in Edo, Obaseki vows


At a fact-finding visit to Ugo Community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has disclosed his government’s plan to comb forests in the state for killer herdsmen.

The Governor who commiserated with families of those who lost their lives to herdsmen attacks noting that the government is intensifying efforts to weed out criminals from the state.

“I know this is not the first time it has happened, but we want to ensure that this sort of thing does not happen again. I thank you for being law-abiding citizens and for not taking the laws into your hands.”

Obaseki reassured the residents of his administration’s commitment to check the activities of killer herdsmen in the state, noting: “I assure you that an operation will be carried out. I am happy with the number of vigilantes in the community, which means that you have enough information. We are not against the presence of anybody who wants to do legitimate business here.

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Obaseki further explained that the state government would initiate an operation through which it would evacuate anybody who is not supposed to be in the forests, adding: “Good enough, there is information about their location and they cannot be more armed than the military.

“Rest assured that the heads of security agencies have a track record. They are senior officers with experience that will help us secure our state. We will deal with the security situation and we will identify the criminals.