Sequel to the incidence of herdsmen shooting at farmers in Obokofia,suspected armed herdsmen who shot at their host community in Obokofia community in Ohaji/Egbema local government area, Imo State, have asked to be forgiven over the incident.
That was the outcome of the security council meeting held on Wednesday in Ohaji/Egbema, by the transition community chairman, Damian Ezeru, alongside leaders of Hausa community and herdsmen.
Those in the security council meeting included members of the Department of State Service, Imo state Hausa Community Chairman, Suleman Ibrahim Suleman, leader of the herdsmen, Yahaya Haruna. Other stakeholders included the Town Union President of Obokofia community, Ben Mark Adizua, traditional rulers, as well as members of the clergy. According to Ezeru, while speaking to his people after the security council meeting said: “I promised to communicate to the state government on what we have resolved, after hearing from both sides. “We have assured our people of maximum security promised to handle the whole issue as a matter of urgency and to achieve peace in the area. “I urge the people to remain calm for
Suleiman of the Hausa community was quoted to have said: “I want you people to forgive them and forget whatever the damages these herdsmen have caused this community.” Speaking also, Haruna, leader of the herdsmen, simply was captured to have said: “We want you people to forgive us and we understand the plights of the farmers as a result of what is happening, you know in a family there must be a stubborn child who doesn’t listen to the words of the father or mother and some of them will not obey instructions. Please forgive us”.