Herdsmen have shunned governments’ open grazing law as they take to the Federal Capital Territory roads, Abuja, causing traffic on major roads.
Some of the herders were seen grazing their cows at the Idu Industrial Estate, Jabi bypass, and the Gwarimpa Expressway as they defile the open grazing of animals ban by the FCTA.
Dr. Hassan Abubakar, the Director of Abuja Environmental Protection Agency, said the FCTA would capture any livestock discovered in Abuja during an interview with newsmen, adding that the one-month ultimatum given to the herders would expire in February.
Hassan said no more than 100 cows had been seized earlier, but they had been returned to their owners after the court fined them; he added that any herder who is caught grazing on Abuja streets would be heavily penalized.
He further disclosed that a special team had been constituted to enforce the anti-grazing law, adding that Muhammad Bello, the FCT Minister, had selected five locations for RUGA in the Abali, Kwali, and Kuje area council of the capital city.