There is high tension in Ebonyi State, Fulani herdsmen must stay away for their own safety – Governor Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has asked Fulani herdsmen to stay away from the state following the gruesome attacks on some villagers.

He alleged that at the moment, there is no herdsmen in Ebonyi State as a result of the tension in the state.

The governor who spoke after the state executive council meeting on Tuesday condemned the killing of policemen and burning of police state in the South-East region. He consequently directed herdsmen to stay away from the state until calmness is restored.

“We are killing policemen, we are burning police station which means that South East leaders should know that our problem is not just herdsmen. We want to put it on record that no herdsman is in Ebonyi state now.

“We didn’t ask them to leave. They left on their own, which means they were privy to the attacks on Ebonyi state.

“I have been begging the National leadership that with what is going on, no State Governor is in control of bandits and because of the killings of the defenceless Ebonyi people, for the safety of them, they should not return now.

“There is high tension. We have sent text messages to Myetti Allah that Ebonyi state is under tension and we would not want them to still stay until such a time that the State is safe.”

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