Herdsmen attack: Obaseki orders arrest of killer herdsmen

Herdsmen attack: Obaseki orders arrest of killer herdsmen

Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:54 pm

Gov. Godwin Obaseki:

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has given the matching order to security operatives in the State to arrest suspected herdsmen who attacked Ugboha community, in Esan South East local government area of the State, at the weekend.

Three persons, (two adults and a minor), lost their lives to the attack.

The Governor condemned the unwarranted killings by the bandits under the guise of herdsmen, in contravention of government’s directive that cattle should not move in the State at night.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, to the Governor, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, Obaseki charged security operatives to arrest the culprits within seven days.

“The Governor has given orders that the culprits must be apprehended within seven days. He directed the committee made up of the police, officials of the State Security Service and other security agencies to work with members of all associations of cattle dealers and people who have information regarding the activities of the bandits to fish them out within the stipulated period.

“He condoled with the families of the victims and pledged his administration’s commitment to the safety and security of all Edo people and residents in the state as well as their property.

“The governor appealed to members of the affected communities to keep the peace and rest assured that the culprits will be apprehended and that justice will be served.”

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