The Uwheru Kingdom in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has placed a ban on the sale and consumption of cow meat in the kingdom over sn incessant herdsmen attacks on farmers and other residents of the kingdom.
Uwheru is one of the 24 traditional kingdoms in Urhoboland in Delta State.
According to reports gathered, it was revealed that the ban was set on Saturday at a meeting of the kingdom attended by prominent sons and daughters of Uwheru Kingdom, including Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, the Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education.
The decision which takes immediate effect after last week’s consistent attacks on the communities by Fulani killer herdsmen in which no less than 10 persons died.
No fewer than 86 farmers in Uwheru communities have been murdered in herdsmen related attacks in the last 12 years.
The report reveals that “By this ban, nobody can bring cow meat to any of the communities that made up the Uwheru Kingdom for any function, be it burial or any other celebration. You can’t kill our people and expect us to be eating cow meat when our people can’t go to farm. The ban takes effect immediately.”