Herdsmen in Nigeria to fight grazing law
ABUJA: Fulani herdsmen in the mid-belt region of Nigeria face arrest for declaring they would disregard laws enacted to curb fatal clashes between the cattle breeders and villagers.
The Benue State Government gave the warning after the nomadic herders, under the auspices of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association, dismissed the laws.
The president of the cattle breeders’ association, Alhaji Abdullahi Bello, described the Anti-Open Grazing Law as “wicked, obnoxious and repressive”.
He said the association would mobilise herdsmen to resist the law as it was an attempt to enslave their members. Clashes between Fulani herders and farmers have killed thousands of people in Nigeria over the past two decades.