How I handle herdsmen/farmers clashes, Obiano

 Willie Obiano

Willie Obiano

Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, says he has been able to stave off clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state by deploying a strategic approach.

Speaking at a news conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the state in Awka on Friday, the governor said that he set up a strong security committee, which he mandated to ensure that both farmers and herdsmen did not take the law into their own hands.

“In May 2015, I set up a security committee to ensure that farmers and herdsmen keep the law,” he said, adding, “They (herdsmen) agreed that if they destroyed any farm in Anambra they will pay compensation. And they have paid 11 times…. If our people kill their cow we will pay compensation as well. And we have paid five times.”

Obiano also spoke on effort of his government to make the state an agricultural hub, and on the prospects of the state in the next 25 years.

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