The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has given the order to count the number of herdsmen in the state.
The governor gave the directive at the one- day stakeholders’ security summit at the Prof Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre in Awka, the capital of the state, on Tuesday.
The Governor, who said there was headcount last year, disclosed that after the new counting, The police, soldiers and other security agencies should treat any roaming herdsmen in the state as criminals.
In the directive, His Excellency, further said, “You should treat any herdsmen as bandits”. As security reports have showed that it is these herdsmen that have been terrorising the state.
” They are the ones that have been kidnapping, killing, raping the citizens with impunity. Those of them carrying weapons should be tagged as armed robbers. “
He implored the stakeholders present at the summit which include the security agencies in the state, community leaders, the youths, vigilantes in the state, to strive to make the state one of the safest state in the country, as his government won’ t also back down in fulfilling it’ s promise