The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said an arrangement in the state has been concluded to launch an operation to comb forests in the state for killer herdsmen.
The governor disclosed this when he led heads of security agencies in the state on a fact-finding tour in Ugo community, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state.
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The governor, who condoled with families who lost members to herdsmen attacks, assured of the state government’s readiness to flush out criminals from the state.
“We are here first to commiserate with you and to let you know that we feel your pains and that as a government we are very concerned and worried”
“The principal role of any government is to protect the lives and property of citizens.
“We are here to find out for ourselves what actually happened and to make certain decisions,” he said.
Obaseki reassured the residents of his administration’s commitment to check the activities of killer herdsmen in the community.
“We are not against the presence of anybody who wants to come and do business here.
“We are only saying that if they want to come and graze, they must do it legally and lawfully.
“We are going to embark on an operation through which we will vacate anybody who is not supposed to be in the forest.
“Good enough, there is information about their location; they cannot be more armed than the military,” he said.