- Some motorists have blamed stray cows for an accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
- Neither the FRSC nor the police have issued a statement about the alleged incident
- The open grazing of cattle has been criticised by many Nigerians
An accident has reportedly occurred in Onigari at the Ogun state end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway after a truck rammed into some cows that strayed onto the road.
The Punch reported that some motorists and residents On Tuesday, May 18, blocked the road to protest the incident.
The publication stated the herders who were leading the cows ran away after the accident occurred.
Meanwhile, a former Nigerian presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, claims that cattle have more economic value than the entire oil and gas reserve in Nigeria, saying cows alone can solve all northern problems.
Garba made the statement in reaction to the request made by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, Bauchi state chapter, asking its members to leave the 17 southern states.
Legit.ng gathered that the former presidential aspirant, on Monday, May 17, in a series of tweets said he perfectly agrees with Miyetti Allah's proposal that all Fulani present in southern Nigeria should vacate the region.
Among others, the southern governors had put a ban on open grazing in their states, noting that the incursion of armed herders, criminals, and bandits into the region has presented a severe security challenge.
However, in a statement released on Sunday, May 16, the CNG said the southern governors unfairly profiled the entire business community of herders as the sole cause of the security challenges in the region.
A report by The Nation indicates that lightning has killed over twelve cows in Delta state.
The incident was said to have occurred in Urhodo-Ovu, Ethiope East local government area of the state, and has thrown the community into shock.
According to the report, herdsmen were seated close to the cows while others were taken to the bush for grazing when the incident took place.