Troubled by incessant attacks by Fulani Herdsmen, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, introduce policies to curb the menace.
The Governor made the call during the 25th coronation anniversary of the Ovie of Ughelli Kingdom, HRM Wilson Oharisi III at the weekend.
While noting that the menace of Fulani herdsmen was not restricted to Delta State, the Governor said, “Fulani herdsmen menace is a national challenge, it has become something that is affecting all the states in the federation”.
“The Federal Government should have a policy direction for us to live in peace with the Fulani herdsmen,” he said, asserting, “I do hope that there will be policy direction to reduce the clashes”.
Governor Okowa at the occasion, commended traditional rulers in the state for ensuring peace in their kingdoms..
“If all the Kingdoms are peaceful, the state will be peaceful and I want to state that I am proud of our traditional rulers because, they are working in one accord,” he said.
The ceremony which was well attended by people of all walks of life took place at Ughelli, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.