The Ebonyi State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), weekend, said there was no grazing land for Fulani herdsmen in the state.
State Chairman of CAN, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Nshii, said this during a peaceful protest by members of the association in Abakaliki.
“We, Igbo, also rear cattle but due to lack of land, we used to restrain our cattle. We, therefore, declare that our land is entirely for cultivation of rice, cassava and yam,” Nshii said.
Suspected Fulani Herdsmen have been on rampage across the country, destroying farmlands and killing people, forcing the federal government to start considering the establishment of grazing reserves to stop their encroachment into farmlands.
Some reports say the suspected Fulani Herdsmen have wreaked more havoc than dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram, in 2016.