FCTA Impounds Cows in Fresh Clampdown on Herdsmen

By Ikenga Chronicles October 14, 2016

FCTA Impounds Cows in Fresh Clampdown on Herdsmen

The plan of the Federal Capital Territory Authority to rid the city of herdsmen and cattle is finally yielding the desired result as 16 herdsmen have been prosecuted and convicted by the Sanitation Mobile Court, just as 32 cattle and 38 sheep have been impounded. 

The FCTA Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Sule, said yesterday  that the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB, and the FCT Task Team on Environmental Sanitation had commenced arrest and prosecution of herdsmen grazing cattle in Abuja. 

“In the seven days exercise so far, 36 cows and 38 sheep have been impounded, while 16 herdsmen have been arraigned and convicted by the Sanitation Mobile Court. The AEPB and the Task Team tendered the impounded cows and sheep as exhibit to secure the conviction of the arrested herdsmen”

 “The exercise is sequel to the directive of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, for the Abuja Environmental Protection Board and the FCT Task Team on Environment to stop cattle grazing within Abuja metropolis. 

“Those arrested have been made to face the consequences of their actions as they had paid various fines to serve as a deterrent to others with a strong warning to desist from doing same. “The exercise that commenced about seven days ago by the AEPB and the Task Team, on the instruction of the minister, is a continuous one.”

It will be  recalled that few weeks ago, the social media went viral with pictures of Ayo Fayose of Ekiti holding an arrested cow after herdsmen and cattle were also banned in the state. 

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