In the aftermath of the attack on the Enugu town of Uzo Uwani by cattle herdsmen in which scores of people were murdered, the Enugu state government has come out to say unequivocally that grazing reserves for cattle will not be accepted in the state.
This was made clear when the Govenor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi met federal legislative officials from the state. The state joins Oyo State, and Benue State in rejecting the bill.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State had earlier spoken out against the bill, saying that it goes against the Land Use Act and that his state has no land available for such reserves. He instead suggested that states were the herdsmen come from in the North may carve out portions of land for such if they wish.