The headship of Fulani herdsmen in Delta state has sign a mutual agreement with Olomu Traditional Council to leave Olomu communities in Ughelli South Council Area of the state for a period of two weeks.
The decision to embrace the peace pact was agreed at a meeting between the leadership of the herdsmen and the Owhorode (traditional ruler) of Olomu Kingdom, HRM. Ovie Richard Layeguen Ogbon-Ogoni Oghoro I JP.
At the meeting, which was attended by several notable chiefs of the kingdom, the 99-year-old monarch said the herdsmen were free to return to his communities after negotiation with the Council of Chiefs and host communities.
He explained that such negotiation must be led by the leadership of Cattle Owners in the state while warning that no herdsmen should flout the peace accord.
“Fulani Herdsmen must vacate the Kingdom for failing to properly negotiate with the Olomu Traditional Council before embarking on their grazing businesses in our domain. The Fulani Herdsmen should vacate Olomu Kingdom within two weeks from 25/06/2016-09/07/2016”, a copy of the peace agreement said.
The Public Relations Officer of Fulani Cattle Owners in Delta State, Alhaji Jibrin Haruna led the delegation which included Alhaji Immam Mohammed Young-Okotie, Alhaji Garba Aliyu, Alhaji Usman Suleiman and Alhaji Mohammed Aliyu.
The Punch was quoted as saying that the two-week vacation peace pact had commenced since June 25 and will expire on July 9.
The peace pact was needed following a string of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the area over invasion of farmlands by herdsmen which had led to destruction of farm crops, molestation of women and intimidation of farm owners within the communities in Delta state.