Ebonyi State Governor Calls for Urgent creation of Special Courts For Trying Herdsmen
The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has called for the urgent creation of special courts for trying rape cases, herdsmen and other crimes.
The state governor made this disclosure in a statement issued after a Security Council meeting with the chairman of the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association on Tuesday in Abakaliki.
Governor Umahi said the move is very much necessary to try offenders of COVID-19 laws, cases of cultism, herdsmen attack, rape, and killings in the state.
The governor who said the special court will resolve the cases of rape, killings, attack in some communities by suspected members of Miyetti Allah.
He added that the activities of herders under Miyetti Allah have led to the destruction of farmlands and disruption of peace in the different communitiess in Ebonyi state.
The governor also warned that he would hold the leadership of the Miyetti Allah responsible for any destruction of crops, rape, killing, and attack on communities if they do not produce the perpetrators of such evil act amongst their membership within seven days.
The Governor also directed that all herders must reside within communities where they graze their cows to enable proper monitoring of their activities.