Gov Ugwuanyi warns Residents Against Information Circulated on Social Media
. The Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has warned social media users to desist from crculating false information capable of heightening tension among herders and farmers as well as the overall unity of the country
Governor Ugwuanyi gave the warning while reacting to a video making the rounds on social media over the purported expulsion of some herders and their cattle out of a community in Aninri Local Government Area of the State.
Addressing indigenous members that thronged the community town hall, during a fact finding visit to the area to ascertain the true cause of the story, he noted that the peddled video was untrue.
The Local Government Council Chairman, Mr. Ezekiel Chukwu said that immediately he heard the rumor he rushed to the community with some security agents in the council and nothing of such happened.
He urged the people in the area to go about their lawful business, noting that no threat was made on the live or property of any indigenous member of the community.
The Traditional Ruler of Agbada Kingdom Nenwe Community, Igwe Francis Imoh said that the cordial relationship that was existing between the indigenes and the fulani herders had remained unflinching emphasizing that the story was unfounded.
The Hausa/Fulani representatives in the area including the Sarkin Hausa of Enugu State, Alhaji Abubakar Sambo Yusuf, the Southeast Chairman Meyetti Cattle Breeders Association, Alhaji Gidado Sadiq took turns to reveal that no report was gathered on expulsion of fulani herders from Agbada-Nnewe Community.
He said that no herder or fulani man had complained of being molested or chased out from the area.
The visit to Agbada-Nenwe Community in Aninri Local Government Area was in company of various security agencies, the Department of Security Services, DSS, the Garrison Commander 82 Division Nigerian Army, the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State and other sister agencies.
The visit was prompted by the posted video on various social media platforms of over one hundred cattles matching past on a highway with a man shouting fulani herders should leave Nnewe Community.