By Uche Okeke
Just as the Story of RUGA and its attendant suspension is still generating mixed reactions all over Nigeria, the same people for whom the whole RUGA Scheme is meant for in the 36 states are out expressing what it would be like all over the 36 states when you dare messed with the herders.
Daily Watch findings confirmed that few days ago the people of Tobokofia Ohaji /Egbema Local Government area of Imo state has some bitter taste of what life would become when herders become your neighbors as they were treated to a show of strength when they as much asked the few herders in the Community to leave their land over their consistent destruction of farms and threats to life.
Daily Watch findings confirmed that the herders whom President Buhari described as mere Criminal Gang and for whom a nationwide RUGA Policy that has been suspended was been planned for did not take the orders of the Imo Community lightly as they descended on the Community in their numbers with diverse sophisticated weapons shooting into the air in what they described as warnings as the real war would hit them if they still insist on the herders leaving their community and farms.
Daily Watch tried reaching out to the Imo State Police Commissioner or his PRO to get their confirmation of the rapid assault of the herdsmen on the Community but was not lucky but confirmation of the acts and actions of the herders was gotten from the Transition committee Chairman of the Local Government Caretaker Chairman of the Local Government Damian Ezeru who serious confirmed the acts but quickly told Daily Watch that peace moves are on to resolve the issue.