State governors in the South-East region has banned the
movement of cows into the geo-political zone through the bush path by
The governors stated this in a statement signed by the Director General, South-East Governors Forum, Prof. Simon Ortuanya.
said henceforth, movement of cows into the zone should be done through
the roads by using trucks in conveying the animals and offloading them
to their specific cow markets.
“We will no longer allow
foreign herdsmen to bring their cattle into our geopolitical zone
through the bush paths by foot because this is what always cause
conflict between our people and the herders,” the governors declared.
governors restated their position that they have not and do not intend
to donate lands for the creation of Ruga settlements or implementation
of the National Livestick Transformation Plan (NLTP) in the region,
promising to support states where the initiatives will be established.