The Nasarawa State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has banned night grazing in the State.
The grop said the decision was to reduce the conflicts between the farmers and herders.
MACBAN’s Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Hussaini, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the association had also banned the use of underage for grazing, blaming most destruction of crops on underage and night grazing.
According to him, the group had directed its members to comply with the ban.
He said any violation of the directive would not be tolerated, adding that anyone found culpable would face the full wrath of the law.
“We are not saying that children should not graze, but they must be in company of adults.
“To allow children with cattle on their own, without being guided by adults henceforth cannot be tolerated; anyone caught would be sanctioned, to serve as deterrent to others,” the Miyetti Allah chieftain said.
He, however, advised farmers to desist from cultivating and blocking cattle routes, to enable the Fulani to go about their grazing without any problem.
The chairman further called on other ethnic groups in the state to expose criminal elements among them, just like the Fulani are doing, to sanitize the State.