In a distressing turn of events unfolding in the Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area (LGA) of Enugu State, Chief Ugochukwu Amaechina, a prominent sorghum farmer, has urgently called on the state governor, Dr Peter Mbah to step in and address the destruction of farmlands by herders and their livestock.
Chief Amaechina, renowned for his thriving commercial sorghum cultivation in Opanda community in Uzo Uwani local government area, recently fell victim to the devastating consequences brought about by the actions of the herders.
In his words “Herdsmen destroyed my farm of over four plots. Three plots were exclusively sorghum while one was a mixture of Sorghum and maize. They destroyed the farmland beyond recovery.
The incursions by herders have not only cost Amaechina his livelihood but have also shaken the trust of other farmers in the area.
In a passionate plea to the governor, Chief Amaechina stressed the dire need for immediate intervention to safeguard not only his livelihood but also the future of agriculture in the region. The continuous intrusion of these roaming herds have become a growing concern for farmers across Uzo-Uwani local government area, raising questions about the sustainability of agriculture in the area.