Abia govt reiterates commitment to ban open grazing of cattle

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Abia govt reiterates commitment to ban open grazing of cattle
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Saturday reiterated the state’s commitment to enforcing the ban on open grazing of cattle in Abia.

Ikpeazu said this during a zoom meeting with newsmen of Abia extraction under the aegis of Abia Media Forum.

The governor said that a bill was already in place to enforce the ban and to check the activities of criminal elements disguising as nomads.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Nigerian governors from the Southern part of the country recently resolved to ban open grazing of cattle in their states.

This was part of the 12 resolutions reached by the governors at their Tuesday meeting in Asaba, Delta state capital.

The governors had said that open grazing of cattle had often caused conflicts between host communities and migrant herders, leading to several deaths and murder in many states.

They also accused some of the herders of committing other criminal acts, including armed robbery, kidnapping and…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper