By Udora Orizu
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, contrary to the demand by the Southern Governors for the ban on open grazing, has hinted at reviving cattle grazing routes and grazing areas, previously set across the country in the 1960s.
The southern governors had in May declared a ban on open grazing, to curb the incessant violent conflicts between herders and farming communities..
In an exclusive interview on The Morning Show on ARISE TV, the broadcast arm of THISDAY, Thursday, Buhari said, ”I have asked to dig up gazettes of the First Republic. There are cattle routes and grazing areas. The routes and the areas are known. You have to stay there and if you allow your cattle to stray into another person’s farm you will be arrested.”