Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said that the state has come under the siege of herdsmen.
The governor, speaking at Isokolo in Ethiope East local government area, asked the Presidency to introduce measures to stop attacks of herdsmen on communities in the state.
Until then, the governor said the state government will continue working with the police, to check the killer herdsmen.
Okowa, however, rejected the proposed cattle colony project floated by the Presidency, saying most of the land in the state had been taken over by oil exploration activities.
Also, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, asked police to stop attacks by herdsmen on communities in the state.
The speaker receiving the new state police commissioner, Mohammed Mustapha in his office, expressed concern over the attacks.
Attacks by killer herdsmen, according to him, is becoming worrisome, and people across the state now live in fear of the attacks