Fulani herdsmen allegedly take over Abuja community

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There have been allegations that Fulani herdsmen have defied rules and orders concerning open grazing in Nigeria – Some states of the federation like Benue and Taraba now have laws against open grazing.

In Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, Fulani herdsmen have allegedly continued with open grazing of cattle despite calls against it by the government and citizens of the country.

NAIJ.com reports that many states in the country have come against open grazing in the form of laws. Some of these states include Benue and Taraba.

In Edo, the state Assembly is still battling with a law to stop open grazing.

It was learnt that the need to discourage open grazing followed the alleged atrocities committed by herdsmen in many states. In some cases, the herdsmen are alleged to have defiled women, kill residents and farmers and even raze down communities.

Photographs of a herd of cattle roaming in Durumi-Abuja, were released on social media by George Onmonya Daniel.

Meanwhile, it was reported earlier that the Fulanis in Southern Kaduna said 54 of their members from various hamlets were killed in the recent attacks in some communities in Kajuru Local Government Area. It was also reported that the herdsmen also said 15 others are still unaccounted for.

This was allegedly revealed by the Assistant National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Ibrahim Abdullahi, at a press conference in Kaduna on Saturday July 22.

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