Obaseki vows to criminalize ‘evil’ Fulani Herdsmen in Edo

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has vowed to criminalize the activities of some disguising Fulani Herdsmen perpetuating violence, kidnapping and robbery in the state.

The governor disclosed this during a town hall meeting at Odighi community in Uhiere Ward of Ovia-North East Local Government Area of Edo State, as part of a fact-finding mission to address the clashes between herders and farmers.

Obaseki while commended inhabitants of the community for their peaceful disposition assured that his administration will collaborate with relevant security agencies and vigilante groups to clear the criminal elements from the area.

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Addressing the farmers, Obaseki said “We must separate the issues of security and politics and never accept the issue of criminality. We have always lived with herders and those we know, act responsibly. The ones we see today are different and act otherwise. These ones that cause violence, kidnapping, robbery are criminals and must be treated as such”.