- Cattle breeders will no longer be allowed to graze animals openly in Katsina following a new directive by the Katsina emirate
- A statement issued by an official from the Katsina Emirate, Alhaji Abdu Iliyasu, disclosed that the new policy would come into effect immediately
- Many states of the federation have passed laws banning the open grazing of animals in their territories
Katsina state - The Katsina Emirate Council has banned the open grazing of animals within the Katsina metropolis and its surrounding communities.
The Punch reported that the Wakilin Kudin Katsina, Alhaji Abdu Iliyasu, gave the directive in a signed statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, August 4.
The statement noted that the ban came into force on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
According to The Tribune, Iliyasu stated the measures have been put in place for the effective implementation of the new policy.
Miyetti Allah makes demand for grazing land in Delta state
In another report, the Delta state chapter of the Miyetti Allah, Nigeria's herders' association, has demanded 30,000 square metres of land in the 25 local governments as designated areas for cattle breeding ground and market.
The Nation reported that the association spoke in Asaba, the state capital, on Monday, July 26, during the public hearing on a bill seeking to regulate livestock breeding, rearing, and marketing and prohibit open grazing.
Legit.ng gathered that the hearing was organised by the Delta state House of Assembly Joint Committee on Special Bills and that of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Stray cow Kills 3-month-old Baby
In another news, there was confusion and serious displeasure among residents of the Ebrumede community in the Uvwie local government area of Delta state on Monday, August 2, when a stray cow killed a baby of three months.
Punch reported that the cow, which was among other cattle being escorted to a buyer, lost its way off the DSC Expressway by the Ebrumede magistrate court and attacked the baby strapped to its mother's back, killing it at the spot.
Locals and eyewitnesses claimed that the animal's horn hit the baby in the head and broke its skull.