Delta Government To Clamp Down On Crime By Youths And Cattle Rearers

Channels Television  
Updated May 21, 2013

The Delta State Government has said that any cattle rearer who allows his cattle to destroy farm crops or kill or cause bodily harm to farmers in the state would be arrested and expelled.

The Secretary to the State Government, Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay who briefed journalists at the end of the State Security Council meeting held in Oghara, Ethiope west local government council, presided over by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, said that the decision was reached because of the increase in criminal activities of cattle rearers.

He added that the Hausa-Fulani leaders in such communities will be made to fish out the culprits.

The secretary to the state government, Comrade Ovuzuorie Maculay pointed out that the state government has decided to remind youths in the state agitating for a third phase of the Federal Government amnesty programme that the programme is over and anyone caught disrupting the peace in the name of amnesty will be treated like a criminal.

Comrade Maculay further stated that the government has reiterated its decision to demolish any house and confiscate any land where kidnap victims are discovered to have been kept in the state.

The state government has also banned all youth activities in Oghara kingdom especially in Ogharaefe and Oghareki because of threat to peace by the youth bodies.

Companies operating in the area have also been warned of dealings with youth groups in Oghara community and have been advised to be cautious lest they fall victim of criminal activities.