Group advocates ban on open grazing in Edo



A section of the vegetable farm in Taraba state

A Non-governmental organisation, New Nigeria (NNI), Wednesday, advocated a ban on open grazing to prevent herders and farmers clash in .
The group said and the entire country were being gripped by endemic , untold cruelties and awful cycles of events arising from clashes between herdsmen and farmers. 

of the group, Mr Uwadiae Odigie, stated this when the group visited the state acting permanent secretary, state ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Peter Aikhuomobhogbe, in Benin .


According to him, “NNI had in the wake of these attacks in June, 2000 dropped a private bill titled:  “the Prohibition of cattle grazing” in the State House of Assembly. 
“But, regrettably nothing came out of it and the has been the reign of reckless bloodshed by  herdsmen in the State. 
“The unabated tragic drama mostly in spurred us to re-introduced a modified version of the bill  to the Dtate House of Assembly.”
Responding, the acting permanent secretary said government was concerned about the in the state. 


Aikhuomobhogbe said, “Government is doing its best to ensure food in the state. If the cattle continue to destroy farmlands, it will affect food .”

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