Some host communities in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State have been averted with crises between them and the Fulani herdsmen, following the intervention of Cleen Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, NGO, during a roundtable discussion, where the parties agreed to embrace peace.
He said if other local governments in Enugu State toed the line of Ezeagu Local Government, there would be peaceful co-existence between the Fulani and their host communities in the state. Speaking on behalf of the host communities, the traditional ruler of Ogwofia Owa, Igwe Tom Inyama, said: “It takes two to make peace,” adding that any peace brokered without taking into consideration the interests of the two parties, would be meaningless. Earlier, the Programme Officer, Cleen Foundation, Ifeanyi Anyanwu, said they noticed clashes between the Fulani herdsmen and host communities and decided to intervene through the workshop on conflict management and prevention. Anyanwu said the Foundation, which has interest in promoting security, law enforcement and access to justice, started with five local government areas, selected across the country.