Edo Govt to set up security committee to curb herdsmen menace

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Edo State Gov, Obaseki

Edo government says it will to set up a security committee to develop security network to provide adequate security in rural communities and effectively tackle herdsmen attack of farmers in the state.

The Edo Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shiabu, made this known on Tuesday in Elele, during a condolence visit to the house of the family where a pregnant woman, Mrs Magdalene Tunner, was recently killed in her farm by suspected herdsmen.

Shiabu, while addressing members of the community at the residence of the deceased in Elele, said that government was concerned about the recent killings, which was blamed on suspected Fulani herdsmen.

He called on local communities to be very vigilant and report strange persons to security agencies, while urging community leaders to fish out local collaborators of such dastardly acts for improved security.

The deputy governor…

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