The Southeast Governors have banned open grazing and the movement of cows by foot in the region in a bid to tackle the security challenges confronting the zone.
Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Mr Dave Umahi disclosed this on Monday, February 1, 2021, during the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress in Abakaliki.
He said: “The Governors of the South-East had banned not only open grazing, but we have also banned the movement of cows by foot into the southeast. In each of the five States of the South-East, we are managing ourselves very well. We have also stopped the movement of cows across communities.”
The Governor also cautioned the easterners against instigating crises in the country through the dissemination of fake videos alleging the killing of Fulanis by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South-East.
While noting that security is not an issue that should be politicised, Governor Umahi called on leaders of the region to create a framework that will secure the lives and properties of the people.