The Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has stated that his state will not map out lands for the Fulani herdsmen to use as cattle colony.
The state governor while making this declaration which comes against the plan of the Federal Government to create a lasting solution to the recent surge in attacks on citizens stated that he will not agree to parting with part of the state’s land for the creation of cattle colonies.
Rochas Okorocha, while speaking on Tuesday in Owerri, the Imo state capital, stated that there exists no law, policy, decision, plan, request or intention to cede, allocate or designate any part of Imo State as a cattle colony.
He stated: “This information that Imo has ceded a part for the proposed cattle colony is wicked, unfounded and untrue, although it represents the typical product of warped thinking of desperate mischief makers via the social media.
“Imo people and members of the public are therefore advised to disregard these baseless and laughable rumours.
“It is unfortunate that manufacturing wicked and capricious lies on an hourly basis has become the hallmark or DNA of desperate opposition politicians in our dear state.”