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|Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by Blue3k2: 12:58am On Dec 19, 2017|
As a cattle herder in Benue, a rural state in central Nigeria, Sale Tambaya's life revolved around his herd of roughly 100 cows and a few dozen sheep. Normally, he would take them out from a pen near his thatched hut every morning to graze freely in the surrounding grassland. But on Nov. 1, taking grazing animals in the open was designated a criminal activity in Benue. Overnight, his family's livelihood had become a threat to their safety.
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|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by Desyner: 2:18am On Dec 19, 2017|
I support open grazing ban anyday anytime.
The herders to me are concocting tales of loses for selfish reason. Example is the herder who allegedly tried crossing a river with all his stock at once. Why didn't he test the waters with some cattle before risking it all ?
|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by bonechamberlain(m): 3:07am On Dec 19, 2017|
Taraba and Benue has done the needful, herdsmen can move to kogi, they have a friend over there.
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|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by igbodefender: 4:55am On Dec 19, 2017|
Blue3k2 they haven't unbanned your Blue3k moniker?
|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by Blue3k2: 5:15am On Dec 19, 2017|
They did j just haven't updated profile. I use this account for posting a bunch of stories that are interesting bit don't care much about. I've gotten better at avoiding rule 2 violations.
|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by igbodefender: 5:19am On Dec 19, 2017|
True, the ban on open grazing is what these states feel is the answer and it appears to be working. However, if as the writeup suggests, the state governments haven't provided irrigated ranches, they need to.
Also, we have always advocated that the Federal Government provides bank loans from Bank of Agriculture and other agric funds for both herdsmen and farmers to buy lands to set up ranches/ farms.
But one part of the writeup says the herdsmen cannot afford to set up private ranches, while another part says that a single cow sells for about $1000 which is about N300,000. From that, the sale of a single cow can yield enoug money to buy quite some land in the rural areas.
Blue3k2 what's your take on this?
|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by igbodefender: 5:34am On Dec 19, 2017|
Blue3k2:kikiki. Adaptability. Welcome back.
On the topic: A herdsman with 100 cows would like the man in the opening paragraph has cows worth $100,000 (more than N 30 million), right? Can the herdsmen not organize a consortium, pool funds and set up ranches?
|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by Blue3k2: 6:33am On Dec 19, 2017|
The herdsmen are being silly in my opinion. The math just doesnt add up. Im cool with government giving them loans. I dont see why they should be goven free land. They could easily set up cooperatives. The challege is finding supplier for feed. Im guessing they'll buy hay. The fact is MACBAN not interested in enxouraging such developnents yet.
Im more concerned about why that mans sons died in river. Why didnt they just pay to have cattle transported? Its all
|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by Campusity: 6:47am On Dec 19, 2017|
From the story, the fulani are just unwilling to invest in ranching. Clearly selling a few cows could buy them the land they need and pay for infrastructure such as fencing and Wells and even grass.
Now is the time to adapt and adapt quickly. Frankly people have alternative to beef meat and switch easily. But the fulani don't have easy alternatives. This should push them to collaborate. Crying victim will not work because clearly (rightly or wrongly) public sympathy is not on their side. Now is the time for pragmatism.
|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by Blue3k2: 8:31pm On Jan 03|
How many people can say they have $100k in assets like this herdsman. Let nobody say it's because they lack money.
|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by Ikengawo: 8:56pm On Jan 03|
This is pro-fulani trash.
To you a full report on Fulani herdsmen and don't mention that they rival ISIS in deaths per year. Only incident of their violence you speak of is them causing 'many deaths' but you specify that the ppl of benue killed 30 of them. ekwensu
|Re: Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States by adeolakemi: 10:00pm On Jan 03|
Desyner:never doubt the reasoning of an abboki man
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