Ebonyi dismisses video alleging herdsmen chased out of state

THE Ebonyi State Government on Monday described as fake and baseless the video and audio recording trending on the social media, alleging that members of the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria were attacked and chased out from the state.

The state government stated that the viral video was the handiwork of its enemies and called on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, and the commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, Cletus Ofoke, stated this while briefing journalists at the Cabinet Office, old Government House, Abakaliki, on Monday.

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“The video and audio in circulation are not the true position of things. Each time there are issues, we interact with them. We have channels of communication from LG to the state. We wish to state that there is nothing like that or existed between the herders and farmers in the State.

“We want to lend our voice as regards to the video and voice stating that our brothers and sisters are having issues. It is falsehood; it is not true,” the state government

However, in a communique issued by Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association, Ebonyi State Chapter, and read by its Secretary, Alhaji Dani, the group of herders said, “The herdsmen resident in Ebonyi State have co-habited peacefully with their natives and host communities without any fear, molestation, threat or intimidation to them or their cows.”

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