Governor of the Ebonyi State and Chairman South-East Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, on Monday, said governors in the zone have banned open grazing and movement of cows by foot into the zone.
Umahi made this known during APC stakeholder meeting held at the Christian Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki.
He then enjoined leaders to exhibit patriotism in their conduct to guarantee the unity of the region rather than playing politics with the security of the zone and nation.
Umahi said: “We are living in a dangerous time, without patriotism to our nation Nigeria, it is very difficult to have a peaceful time”
“Governors of South-East have been calling on our leaders to speak out on the security of the zone and unity of Nigeria. I read on paper where someone said he was giving Governors of South-East seven days to ban open grazing, the governors of South-East have banned open grazing and movement of cows by foot into South-East.
“In each of states of the South-East, we are managing ourselves well. What we discussed with the herdsmen is a system in place for a long time.”
Umahi further cautioned people of the zone against instigating crises in the country through the dissemination of fake videos alleging the killing of Fulanis by IPOB in the South-East.
“What our people must know is that security is not political, what is demanded of the leaders is to put up programs that favour the people and foster national unity,” he said.