The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has inaugurated the state’s Grazing Enforcement Marshals, caution that cattle found feeding after 6 p.m., would be seized.
He said the state government would collaborate with the authorities and other security operatives to battle defiant herdsmen.
He noted that the marshals wouldn’t normally bear arms and would, therefore, rely on bodies empowered to take action. The governor reiterated the necessity to stop innocent people being wiped out and farmers’ method of livelihood being recinded by equipped herdsmen, adding that the entire life of 1 citizen will probably be worth more than 10,000 cattle.
He said the statutory regulation is at the eye of cattle rearers, as their businesses would be streamlined.
“On August 29, this full year, the Anti-Grazing Expenses was handed down by the state government. On August 30 i authorized it into legislations. Some social people go so far as grazing in the night time, when farmers are no on the lands much longer. Any cattle found grazing following the right time stipulated by regulations would be confiscated. Such cattle would be sold or killed at that moment and shared out to people, within our Stomach Infrastructure programme,”
he said. Fayose also warned the marshals: “This isn’t an possibility to harass or intimidate innocent people. You are to enforce the statutory regulation, not break it.
Anybody found heading beyond his bounds would be handled accordingly.”
The chairman, Hunters Connection, Ikole MUNICIPALITY Area, Osasona Joseph Olukayode, commended Fayose for the effort.He said quick treatment by the governor in Oke Ako-Ekiti when equipped herdsmen attacked people directed a strong indication to lawbreakers to remain from the state