The Delta State government has announced plans to ban sales and consumption of cow meat (beef) in the state.
According to the Delta State Government, cow meat was the reason for herdsmen presence in Delta communities.
In a statement by the Executive Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on communication, Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, it stated that efforts by the state government and the governor to check the incessant killing of incocent citizens of the state are remarkable.
Meanwhile both the Executive and Legislative arm of governments must take proactive steps to curb these deception and enact enforceable laws prohibiting sale and consumption of cow meat in Delta State, Leadership reports.
The statement reads:
“Fulani Herdsmen have been around for several decades, going about their businesses peacefully and without any form of criminality traced to them and their activities until a decade ago.
“Their criminal activities grew geometrically and became worrisome and consistent as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office as civilian president. It has been alleged that Mr president is a core Fulani breed, a prominent cattle rarer and exhibits strong passion for the wellbeing of cattle and herdsmen.
“It is worrisome that the Presidency and security agency’s high command seem to pay deaf ears to the unlawful killings perpetuated by these herdsmen now alleged to be a militant unit of the dreaded Boko Harram militia group. Their leader is a core Fulani breed and resides in the Sambisa forest for reasons best known to the financiers of the group.”
“Fulani Herdsmen parade streets in our cities, communities and farmlands with assault raffles; AK 47 and revolver pistols killing farmers and raped young girls and married women in our farmlands, destroying cash crops and invading communities, some in military uniforms.