Herdsmen encroachment: Edo schools to get perimeter fencing

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– Perimeter fences would be erected around schools in Edo state soon

– This was disclosed by Governor Godwin Obaseki

– The move is aimed at addressing the increasingly indiscriminate grazing of cattle within school premises in the state

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, on Sunday, June 11 disclosed that perimeter fences would be erected around schools in the state to address the increasingly indiscriminate grazing of cattle within school premises in the state.

The governor made this revelation during a thanksgiving service at Christ Embassy Church in Benin where he worshiped to thank God for his recent victory at the appeal court.

The governor, who was accompanied by his wife Mrs Betsy Obaseki to the church, noted that his administration was already working out measures to curtail the menace of Fulani herdsmen in the state.

Herdsmen encroachment: Edo schools to get perimeter fencing

Governor Obaseki and his wife, Betsy at the church service

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NAIJ.com had reported last week, some cattle gained access to classrooms inside Ohovbe Primary School at Ikpoba-Okha local government area of the state and displaced both students and teachers.

At the thanksgiving service, the governor restated his commitment to developing Edo state and making it one of the best states in Nigeria in terms of the dividends of democracy.

Obaseki ascribed his election as governor of Edo state to the grace of God upon his life, adding that he would capitalize on that to develop the state.

Meanwhile, Reverend Tom Amekhena, addressing the church, commended the governor for his progressive leadership, stating that despite never meeting him, he had been acquainted with his developmental policies and projects in the state.

His words: “We are seeing the burning desire you have not only to develop the state but also to transform it.”

Herdsmen encroachment: Edo schools to get perimeter fencing

Reverend Tom Amekhena praised the governor for his giant strides in the state

In a related development, an accident in Sapele, Delta state on Friday, June 8 was caused by cows grazing along the road.

The accident which happened around Sapele road in Ikea was reported on social media by a concerned Nigerian named Aimua Oghahbon.

Oghagbon went on to share pictures of the accident scene which was filled with the blood of the animals.

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Watch NAIJ.com TV video reports of the violence in southern Kaduna fueled by clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.

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