Stop Inciting Statements, Delta CP Warns Kinsmen

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The Commissioner of Police (CP), Delta State Police Command, Zanna Ibrahim has warned his kinsmen who are members of the Miyetti Allah Kautalhore to stop inciting statement capable of destroying the relative peace been enjoyed in the state.

Mr. Zanna who was reacting to the allegations by members of the Miyetti Allah Kautalhore that between January 2017 till date, 150 herdsmen and 350 cows have been allegedly killed and slaughtered by communities in the state, dismissed the statement, describing it as false, misleading and a calculated attempt to incite a section of the public against the police and communities in the State.

The CP, who is said to be saddened by the hitherto pockets of unnecessary skirmishes and reprisal attacks which had resulted in unfortunate loss of lives of ten herdsmen and seven members of the communities, as well as destruction of farmlands, stealing and slaughtering of cattle and thereby creating tension in the affected communities, between January 2017 to date, frowned at what he called the irresponsible act of misinforming the public by inflating the figures of casualties suffered by the herdsmen while at the same time mischievously silencing what the communities suffered.

In a press release made available to newsmen at the weekend by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, the Police boss expressed his disappointment over the broadcast.

According to the statement, “The CP is however pleased that the state is relatively peaceful now owing to a number of measures which include regular stakeholders/town hall meetings and setting up of conflict resolution committee at identified flash points in Delta state by the command in conjunction with the state government and other key actors”.

The CP, while emphasizing that peaceful resolution of conflicts should always be pursued as the best and lawful option, called on the public to disregard the false and inciting claims of Miyetti Allah Katauhore through its publicity secretary, noting that they should continue to follow the path of peace at all times as the command will continually and consciously make effort to serve them better.

It would be recall that the publicity secretary, Miyetti Allah Kautahore, Yusuf Musa Ardo, on BBC Hausa Service broadcast on Saturday, September 9, 2017, had alleged that from January 2017 to date, one hundred and fifty (150) herdsmen were killed and three hundred and fifty (350) cows were slaughtered by communities in Delta State.

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