A Current and Ongoing Development. Some unknown Herdsmen insist that their cows must feed. The Farmers wonder why the cows must feed on their crops and yam bans.
With their AK47 Riffles, the Herdsmen dare the Farmers to confront them. In the process, many farmers have had their right to life summarily taken away.
For the majority of farmers , the right to go to their place of work, their farms, has been taken away.
Yet, it is planting season.
The Farmers can’t plant, they can’t tend what has already been planted , or harvest what is ripe from their past toil.
Houses have been razed and properties looted; cocoa plantations have been set ablaze, destroying in the process, several decades of expected yield.
Not them, not their wives or children can, even for a second, take their minds off this sudden seizure of their right to human dignity; pondering, what lies ahead.
It is said that the soldiers sent a few days ago, to see things for themselves at Odiguetue, have refused to go into the forest, insist on being lodged in a nearby private hotel at the Community’s cost, while they await Mr Governor’s assent to the peculiar Edo State Anti Grazing Bill. The Soldier’s are reported to have said that they don’t want to ” take the laws into their hands ” !!!!!.
WHEN WILL THE TERRORISTS BE CHASED OUT OF THE FORESTS OF EDO STATE?
WHEN WILL THE RIGHT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY ENJOY PROTECTION ?
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