Ihedioha orders meeting between security agencies, Miyetti Allah

GOVERNOR Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State, yesterday, ordered heads of agencies to convene a meeting with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, over reports of invasion of farmlands by herdsmen.

Special Adviser on Security to Governor Ihedioha, Raymond Nkemdirim, confirmed this to this newspaper, added that “we have asked the heads of security agencies to engage the leadership of Miyetti Allah and get back to us quickly so that we can make a decision on the matter. “We are waiting for the outcome. They have already started the interface and before the end of today(yesterday) they will get back to us.” In a related development, stakeholders from communities in the South-East zone have identified beefing up of community vigilance groups as one way of tackling security challenges in the area. At a meeting of Alaigbo Development Foundation, ADF, at Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, the stakeholders described the security situation in the country as worrisome, adding that something urgent needed to be done to restore the confidence of the people in their country.