Herdsmen Killings: 'No Grazing In Edo For 90 Days' Obaseki Orders
Residents of Odighi community can no longer open their eyes and allow killer herdsmen sniff lives out of them in a country that has leaders and laws.
They took their grievances to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki at the Government House demanding justice following the killing of a pastor, Pius Eromosele, by suspected herdsmen.
The governor while reacting on Sunday announced a ban on grazing in some communities attacked by suspected herdsmen.
The affected communities include: Odighi and Odiguete, in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.
Obaseki also ordered the arrest of any erring herdsman during the period of the ban, which he said would last for 90 days to enable the government identify those lawfully allowed to graze.
The protesters, who laid the coffin of the deceased at the entrance to the Government House, had called for the arrest and prosecution of the killers.
The remains of the pastor of the Church of God Mission were said to have been found decomposing in a bush during a search by hunters and vigilance group members on April 2.
Speaking during a meeting with members of the Odighi, Owan and Odigwuetue communities at the palace of the Enogie of Odighi, the governor said the ban became necessary to stop further killings.
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