A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bamidele Faparusi has decried the killings in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa and few other states in recent times, describing the situation as not only pathetic but tragic.
The APC governorship aspirant in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Saturday said rejection of the proposed cow colonies may exacerbate the murderous activities of these killers across the country.”Daily Post reports.
“Cow colonies remain a potent weapon to really cage these vampires. It remains a good option to restrict the herders, monitor them and make it easy for government to get their accurate data bank for effective identification of their personalities.
“The reason why it has been a herculean task for the security agencies to track the killers has been that they were itinerant herders. They have no base and their identities could not be ascertained.
“With the colonies, it will be easy for the government at all levels to monitor the herdsmen. This will build communal relationship between business the herders and landowners even farmers
“Let me also say, this country is losing several billions of its dairy potential daily, because the itinerant herdsmen pay little attention to milk productionn
“This policy will help in boosting our economic gains in animal husbandry sector and stop unnecessary carnage being witnessed in our national history. ” he said.
He lamented the killings in Benue , Taraba, Adamawa and few other states in recent times, described the situation as not only pathetic but tragic.
The former house of representation member also commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom and the entire Nigerians on the senseless killings, which he said was fast becoming a pogrom.
He urged the PDP to appreciate Buhari’s efforts in the areas of war against corruption, insecurity and bailouts, Paris Club Funds and Budget Support Funds being released to states to ease Salary payment.