Following last week’s protest against the killing of a pastor, Pius Eromosele, by suspected killer herdsmen, Governor Godwin Obaseki has banned grazing for 90 days in some parts of Edo State.
Protesters had descended on Governor’s House last week calling on the governor to address the menace of killer herdsmen.
Apparently, heeding to the call, Obaseki on Sunday announced the ban on grazing in some communities under the siege of suspected herdsmen in the state.
The affected communities are, Odighi and Odiguete, in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area.
The ban, the governor explained was to enable his administration address the security issue wholly by engaging the stakeholders in the communities.
He said, “We have set up a special task force made up of the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, hunters and vigilance groups to comb bushes and dislodge squatter camps of killer herdsmen and ensure that no grazing takes place in Odighi, Odiguetue communities and their environs.”