Diwe said the association had, out of frustration in the past, made representations to the United Nations and the United States of America government over the matter, adding that never again shall they allow their innocent men and women to be murdered by these herdsmen.
“Such laws, as we have since conceptualised, will define an enforceable framework that takes cognisance of appropriate punishment to defaulting herdsmen, restitution to victims and restoration of losses.
“The laws will also restore hope and confidence to our poor and defenceless people at the grassroots. It is unfortunate that till this day, the laws have not been enacted.
“The farming season is fast approaching. Our farmlands are occupied and our rural farmers do not find it safe anymore to go to their farmlands. When this reality of low farm productivity combines with the glaring economic recession in the country, you can see that the food insecurity in Igboland will be aggravated, and hunger, crime and other social vices will escalate.