Hausa/Fulani Behind Most Kidnappings — Delta Governor, Okowa
By Seun Opejobi,
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, of Delta State, has asserted that Hausa/Fulanis are responsible for most of the kidnappings recorded in his state.
Okowa made the declaration on Wednesday during a Town Hall meeting in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Rural Development and Peacebuilding, Chief Edwin Uzor, Okowa said his administration has done a lot to reduce clashes between herdsmen and local indigenes to the barest minimum.
He said, “There would have been much more killings but for our consultations. Most of the kidnappings in the state are perpetrated by the Hausa/Fulani in connivance with some of our people.”
The town-hall meeting was put together by a non-governmental organization, LITE-Africa, to flag off the National Initiative for Sustainable Peace Building Architecture, NISPA, action in Delta State, funded by the European Union, EU, and Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.