We’ll resist cattle colonies in South-East–MASSOB/BIM

Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Biafra Independent Movement(BIM), Ebonyi South zone, yesterday said it would not tolerate activities and operations of any killer Fulani herdsmen within the South-East geopolitical zone of the country. In a statement issued in Abakaliki, leader of the group in Ebonyi South zone, Sunday Ezaka who condemned incessant killings of people across the country by Fulani herdsmen, warned that there was no land for cattle colonies within the zone as cattle herding had remained a private business and not a national…

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Those against Cattle Colony are ignorant –Kogi gov

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has described critics of the proposed Cattle Colonies by the Federal Government as ignorant and people with low intelligence that could not see the economic gains attached to it. The governor was speaking yesterday at the state’s Agricultural Expo as part of the activities marking his second year anniversary. He said the criticism that had greeted the proposal arose from lack of intellectual capacity to realise that the Cattle colonies apart from ensuring increase in meat production will also increase the internally generated revenue…

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Benue, Taraba oppose cattle colonies

Benue and Taraba State have agreed to forge a common front against the reported plot by Fulani pastoralists to takeover lands belonging to indigenous people of the two states.   The two state governors, Samuel Ortom (Benue) and his Taraba State counterpart, Darius Ishaku, reached the agreement yesterday in Takum during the burial of a Taraba State House of Assembly member, Hon. Hosea Ibi. Ibi was killed by his abductors despite the fact that ransom was paid to the kidnappers by his family.   Ortom stated that the land, which…

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Igbo groups reject cattle colony

Igbo Civil Society Coalition (ICSCO), a coalition of civil society organisations, activists, human rights groups and the academia in Igboland has vowed to resist the federal government’s plans to establish cattle colony in any part of Igboland. However, the group called on the federal government to place premium value on the lives of citizens in regardless of religious, ethnic or political differences since security was the primary responsibility of the government. Also, ICSCO condemned what it called the seeming inaction being exhibited by the federal government following the ongoing massacre…

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Sokoto to inaugurate largest cattle breeding project

The Sokoto State Cattle Breeding Project, the largest of its kind in the West African sub-region, would be inaugurated in May, Commissioner for Animal Health and Fisheries Development, Alhaji Tukur Alkali said yesterday. Conducting journalists round the project sites in Sokoto and Rabah Local Government Area of the state, Alkali said the project would improve the genetics of local cattle breeds by ensuring higher milk and beef production while at the same time empowering farmers with modern technique of livestock production. He said: “The government has spent N2.8 billion on…

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