PLASU, Miyetti Allah reach truce on cattle grazing

Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) said it has agreed with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Bokkos chapter and Operation Safe Haven, Bokkos Command, on zero tolerance for day and night cattle grazing on the premises of the university.
It said the agreement was reached during a meeting at the University following the incessant trespass and breach of peace in the institution due to the activities of herdsmen who break through the University fence to graze their cattle during the day and night.
The institution in a press release yesterday said: “Stakeholders also agreed that since resolutions of previous meetings over the issue of grazing in the niversity premises have been consistently violated by herders whose grazing activities have continued on the premises of the Institution unabated, security agents are now at liberty to take any action they deem fit over any cattle apprehended while grazing in the University Community during the day or at night,” it said.
It stated further that recently suspected hoodlums attempted to defile a female student but were chased away by the students, adding that; “the incident is currently being investigated by the University security committee and anyone found culpable would be duly punished.” It stressed that the university authority is reassuring all parents, guardians and stakeholders that it is not leaving anything to chance by ensuring the safety of both students and staff as it has approved the location of a security outpost near the University for Rapid Response as from Monday, July 16, 2018 in the event of breaches.
This, it said, is in addition to the existing campus security and it extends its gratitude to the Special Task Force for providing their men to beef up security on the university campus




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