Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Hafiz Inuwa has vowed to visit the full wrath of the law on any person or group of persons causing trouble in the state especially troublesome armed herdsmen which the command described as “criminal herdsmen.”
CP Inuwa spoke to newsmen on the heels of the exhumation of eight persons reportedly killed by armed Fulani herdsmen in the Uwheru community axis of Ughelli North local government area of the state.
He said the command is currently investigating the matter to ascertain if the victims were actually killed during the farmers – Fulani herder’s conflict.
Inuwa also disclosed that the command is doing everything within its power towards de-escalating the situation because “We need to always see beyond our nose to manage situations.”
His words, “We are investigating the matter to know what happened, how it happened, whose corpses were recovered.
“We want to know if they were killed during the Fulani herder’s conflict or whether they were exhumed elsewhere. All these are what we want to establish.
“For now, there is no official statement other than the investigations we are doing and trying to de-escalate the situation.
“We need to always see beyond our noses to manage situation so that it will not touch on the security of the state and the entire nation.
“We are still looking for the criminal Fulanis’, if we apprehend them, we are not going to spare them and that is the honest truth.
“We have zero tolerance for criminality and anybody whoever is involved; we are not going to spare such a person or group of persons.
“We will never allow anybody to come to Delta and ferment trouble including Deltans themselves at the same time.”
Recall that last Saturday 15th February 2020; crisis broke out at Agadama, Avwon, Ohoror, and other communities of Uwheru Kingdom of Ughelli North LGA in continuation of a dispute between herdsmen and the kingdoms.
The unrest was said to have started on Tuesday 13th February 2020 when some of the herdsmen suspected to have migrated from Ahoada in Rivers State, invaded farmlands in Agadama and Uwheru kingdom.
The communities resisted the herdsmen invasion of the farmlands, resulting in violent clashes with 4 people said to have lost their lives.
However, Operatives of the Delta state Police Command from Ughelii Area and Divisional commands, quickly mobilized to the scene and were able to rescue one person with bullet injury and taken to hospital for treatment while bringing the situation to normalcy.
Police personnel were however denied access to the corpses allegedly killed during the confrontation but it was later gathered that military personnel from Bomadi on patrol, had encounter with the aggrieved communities resulting in the killing of three person’s while two soldiers were injured during the crisis
The police rescue team was denied access to the alleged killed person’s
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