Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has paid compensation to herdsmen for about 70 cows that were allegedly killed by a host community of Umumbo in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state in an effort to appease Fulani herdsmen and restore peace in the state, governor Obiano of Anambra State has compensated the herdsmen.
He equally paid compensation to a community in the state whose farmlands were invaded by herdsmen.
This was disclosed to newsmen on Friday by the leader of the Muslim community in the state, Alhaji Garba Haruna, in Awka, the state capital.
Haruna, who doubles as the Special Assistant to the governor on Muslim Affairs, stated that the efforts of the governor have brought peace between herdsmen and host communities in the state.
Describing his principal as “the man who saw tomorrow”, the aide commended the governor for his foresight in handling the affairs of non-indigenes of the state.
His words, “Our governor can be called ‘the man who saw tomorrow’.
“Before this problem of herdsmen began, Governor Obiano had constituted a committee on the cattle menace.
“The committee is headed by the Commissioner of Police in the state. I’m a member of that committee.
“And at various times, this committee had handled and settled disputes between host communities and herdsmen in the state.
“On one occasion the governor paid compensation for over 70 cows to herdsmen, while host communities whose crops were destroyed were compensated by the state governor.”
Haruna enjoined Muslims not to indulge in any form of killing but to maintain the holiness of the Ramadan season.