Governor Ayodele Fayose became the first governor to ban open grazing by Fulani Herdsmen.
The ban came as the menace of herders troubled the nation some months ago. Some herdsmen had invaded a community in Ekiti State and [neutralized] some citizens.
Following this, the Ekiti State government established a law banning all open grazing in the state.
Ekiti State had jailed a Fulani herdsman for two years for allowing his cows to stray into the farm of one Mallam Musa.
Just yesterday, Governor Fayose was en-route to Ikole Ekiti. He came across herdsmen along Afao Ekiti road, Ado Ekiti.
The governor stopped his convoy, alighted his vehicle and ran after the herders. The herders reportedly vanished into the bush.
Ekiti State Anti-Grazing Law is already in force. However, the Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshall (EGEM) will start work in few days’ time.
Some Irate youths reportedly ran after the herders into the bush. One of the COWS was “arrested” by the youths. The rest of the cows reportedly fled into the bush too.
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