Killing of Fulani Herdsmen: Okorocha Meets with Hausa Community Leaders


Amby Uneze in Owerri

Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha has met with leaders of the Hausa community in the South-East zone over the deaths of Fulani herdsmen believed to have been caused by criminals, as he reassured them of their safety while appealing to them to remain calm and peaceful.

The meeting which took place on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Government House Owerri also saw the family members of the dead Fulani herdsmen in attendance, with the governor also informing that two of those who masterminded the killings had been arrested, assuring that they would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

According to Okorocha, “those who carried out the killings did not target the Fulani men only. They also killed two Igbo men whose corpses were also exhumed with the bodies of the Fulanis. Criminals carried out the killings and those arrested will be treated as criminals”.

“You should not see the incident as a targeted attack on the Fulanis because evidence from the exhumed bodies indicate that two Igbos were in the number of the exhumed bodies. Two of the culprits have been apprehended and will be made to face the consequences of their action. There will be no hiding place for the rest of the hoodlums”, he said.