The governor said that the state was currently working out its modalities to curtail the activities of criminals who disguised as herdsmen in the state.
He urged communities to avail the government with intelligence information about security threats in their areas.
“We are coming up with certain measures to prevent what has just happened from happening again in the future.
“We will be relying on every community to give us information on time, so that we can curb such situations before it happens again.
“If we had known that people have been in the bush with their cattle for a few weeks, we would have dislodged them from there.
“If it is to feed their cattle, then we will come up with methods where anybody who brings cattle can take them to a particular place, where everyone knows that they are there and the cattle cannot roam around,’’ the governor said.
Obaseki assured the families of the bereaved of the state government support.
Speaking on behalf of the Ariu family, Mr Sydney Ikhajiagbe, said that late Ariu was allegedly murdered by Fulani herdsmen while she was working on her farmland.
Ikhajiagbe said that foot prints of cattle were traced to the spot where the deceased was raped and murdered in her farm.
He said members of the community now lived in fear, after the incident.
“We are so scared about our lives that so many of us have abandoned their farmlands.
“Security should be beefed up in this community and in the neighbouring communities as well,’’ he said.
NAN recalls that the incidents happened on May 22.