Friday, 30 September 2016

Nine Fulani herdsmen arrested, 25 cows seized in Abuja

The acting Director of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB, Mrs Omolola Olanipekun, on Friday, disclosed that the body has arrested nine herdsmen and confiscated 25 cows and 51 sheep over illegal grazing in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Speaking during a press briefing in Abuja, Olanipekun also disclosed that the affected herdsmen were penalised by the mobile court which imposed fines ranging from N3,000 to N7,000 on them.
Olanipekun further disclosed that 589 street hawkers were arrested and fined by the mobile court.
According to her, “We don’t want a repeat of what is happening in other states, we don’t want loss of lives because of cattle.
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