www.odogwublog.com reports that the traditional ruler of Omor in Ayamelum council area of Anambra state, HRH Igwe Chris Oranu has blamed a group of Fulani herdsmen he described as 'stray wildcat' and first time visitors for the observed clashes including killings nationwide, especially his area.

The Anambra monarch stated this in Omor while unveiling his development blueprint for the predominantly agrarian community.

He pointed out that established herdsmen who know the grazing route and have their families residing in these regular grazing locations had known their hosts very well and would naturally not do anything that would strain the relationship between them and their hosts.

The monarch said that it must be stray visiting herders, first timers who had little or no regards for the host communities that could stir trouble including destruction of farm lands and injuring or even killing people and torching their abode.

Igwe Oranu noted that the Anambra State Government had done well in that area through office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Cattle Menace.

"Again, there is an understanding between the governor of Anambra State and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders, such that if the cattle destroy any farm, there is a desk at the governor's office to go report the matter to, for attention, investigation and action. But for us, we go to report the incident to the Police Divisional Officer first. If per adventure anything happens to the cattle, the herdsmen are expected to do the same thing.

"I think that arrangement has been working. Though there have been some infiltrations by some herdsmen whom I suspect may not be aware of this arrangement. These are the group who came in as a result of the security pressure in the North East geopolitical zone of the country where Boko Haram insurgency has ravaged. These are the ones who have been taking laws into their hands and I think the government is doing something about that already in order to curb their excesses.

On his development indicators, Igwe Oranu disclosed that he intend to turn the community into a commercial hub with diversified economic activities.