As controversy surrounding herdsmen attacks continue in the country, the Abia state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has rejected the federal government’s plan to build cattle colonies for herdsmen in the state. Ikpeazu, in a statement released and signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, said the state doesn’t have enough land and it would be unfair to take land from the people to build colonies for herdsmen.
The statement read:
“We reject any plan to establish cattle colonies for herdsmen in Abia state. “We don’t have enough land for our agricultural activities and our people want more land. “Giving away any part of Abia land as a colony to herdsmen, wherever they may be from, will be most unjust and unfair treatment to Abia state and her people who are largely farmers.” “So the best thing I think we should do is to reject such plans so that those behind it will know that Abia state is not party to it.”