Imo State Government has agreed to pay a compensation fee of N8 million to some Fulani cattle rearers whose cows numbering up to 55 were declared missing.
According to Daily Post, some Fulani herders had recently raised alarm over their missing cows after a little misunderstanding with some youths of the area. They alleged that 55 of their cows were missing and two dead.
This prompt a meeting summoned by the Interim Management Committee chairman of Ezinihitte LGA, F. S Onyeberechi last weekend at the council headquarters, Itu.
Some of the resolutions reached during the meeting was that a compensation fee of N8 million would be paid within 14days and that the cattle rearers will no longer graze their cows in Ezinihitte.
The meeting had in attendance various security agencies, including the Area Commander, DPO, DSS and Civil Defense.
Meanwhile, Imo State Government has reacted to the 24-hour ultimatum given to herdsmen to leaves the state, due to alleged destructive activities of straying cows.