Akoko-Edo council begs royal fathers to intervene in insecurity


Royal fathers in Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State have been urged to ensure that herdsmen do not use their domains as settlements.

The Akoko-Edo Forum (AEF) said its plea aims to ensure that the incessant inhuman treatments meted to indigenes by herders is controlled and brought to an end.

Expressing dismay at the manner the herders have infiltrated the council and the state at large, the forum said there was a need for the state government to as a matter of urgency commence the process of enacting the Anti-Open Grazing law in the state.

In a communique jointly signed by both Mary Opii and Edith Aiyede, the Forum demanded the profiling of youths in the council to address the increasing acts of criminality.

The forum also called for the empowerment of its security committee to enable it liaise with Akoko-Edo Vigilantes to tackle the activities of kidnappers.

It called on the Edo State government to urgently add the council’s vigilantes into the Edo vigilante security network to boost efforts

Following the recent attack on the Divisional Players Office (DPO) in Igarra by hoodlums, the forum said it has concluded plans to raise funds to assist the DPO.


The group drummed the need for the state government to go ahead and enact the Anti-Open Grazing law as unanimously agreed by the southern governors, and thread legitimate miles by working with neighbouring states and local government councils to address the security challenges.

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