May 20, 2024

Criminal herders giving you bad name – Rep Ogah tells Abia Muslim community


Member representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and Chairman, House Committee on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Control, Amobi Ogah, has cautioned the Muslim community in Umuchieze over attacks on members of his constituency on the guise of herdsmen.

He gave the warning on Wednesday when he visited Umuchieze Cattle Market, Lokpanta in Umunneochi LGA to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr with the Muslim Ummah doing business in the area.

Ogah noted that most people in the Community have stopped farming as a result of insecurity in the area, thereby, causing hunger and poverty to the people.

According to the federal lawmaker, “The hunger in our place today is because our people don’t go to farm again, herdsmen are raping our women and they are giving you people a bad name.

“If we have Elders like you here and you cannot call the criminals to order, that means there is a serious problem. I want the right thing to be done and we must change our attitude.

Ogah used the occasion to thank the Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti for his quick intervention in setting up Operation Crush to arrest the situation when it was unbearable.





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