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The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said that what the state has was Cattle Market at Okigwe and not Cattle Colony, stating that the state government has encouraged indigenes of the state to go into the cattle business because it is lucrative and that government would continue to support them through ranches.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Monday admonished farmers and residents of the State not be scared out of their farms by activities of some bad eggs among nomadic herdsmen.
The Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, has warned South East Governors against providing any land for the proposed Cattle Colony in any state of South East, saying it amounts to putting Biafrans Igbo under Fulani Herdsmen siege, and will therefore, resist any such move by the Governor of any Igbo State.
A member of the Delta State House of Assembly, Daniel Yingi, has described advocates of cattle colony as enemies of the state, saying that their thoughts and actions are capable of causing crisis and disharmony among Nigerians.
Kogi State has keyed into federal government Cattle Colony programme by offering 15,000 hectares of land for the pilot scheme.
The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has described the ban in night grazing by Fulani herdsmen by Governor Godwin Obaseki as unimplementable and cosmetic.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has said the people and government of the state are ready for the cattle colony programme.
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has accused his predecessor, Senator Jonah David Jang, for endorsing and creating Grazing Reserves in the state to mitigate farmers/herdsmen clashes during his administration.
The National Association of Nigerian Students has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to forget about the 2019 General elections and step up security in order to stop the incessant killings by herdsmen across the country.
Zamfara State Governor AbdulAziz Yari has said criminal elements have infiltrated the crisis involving farmers and herdsmen in parts of the country.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has vowed not to spear anyone indicted of corruption in the state, saying his administration was determine to recover all funds looted by his predecessor.
The senator, representing Lagos West in the Red Chamber, Solomon Adeola, has called on state governors in the south western part of the country to be proactive in finding solutions to attacks by herdsmen in the region.
The Plateau State Chapter of Youth Council of Nigeria has accused the APC Administration under President Muhammadu Buhari for its failure to protect the lives and properties of innocent citizens of the State.
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra on Sunday said it will do everything within its power to frustrate any attempt to establish cattle colonies in any part of the South East and Biafran land in general.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has said that they would do everything to resist Federal Government’s plans to establish cattle colonies and the ban on open grazing as passed by some State Governments.
To us here in Nigeria, a colony is nothing new. The colony of Lagos established by the British in 1861 has familiarised us to it.
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