After so many deaths of their citizens caused by suspected Fulani herdsmen, Governors of South-East have banned movement of herders.
The decision is coming several weeks after a Catholic priest was murdered by suspected herdsmen in Enugu state They are no longer allowed to move from one community to the other within the zone..
All the governors took the decision on Saturday, during their meeting with enlarged stakeholders which included the Minister for Aviation, the Army, Police, the clergy, Igbo leaders, federal ministry of works, among others
According to a communiqué read by Chairman of the Governors Forum and Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi, the stakeholders said they deliberated on two major topics, insecurity and the matters arising from the closure of the Enugu airport.
Governor Umahi said henceforth, herdsmen are banned in the region from walking around with AK47 and cutlasses.
“South-East governors have banned herdsmen who move about with AK 47 guns and cutlasses and we want our security agencies to implement same.
“South-East governors never invited the army nor were the South East Governors informed of any of their operations on Python Dance until the operations were already started in the states, Umahi said.
The governor also disclosed that they would write to President Muhammadu Buhari to request for a meeting with him and all the security Chiefs on issues of security to douse tension in the region.