Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has reiterated his opposition to the plan by some people in the National Assembly and Buhari Administration to introduce grazing reserves where ancestral lands will be taken from some people and reserved for herdsmen.
The proposed grazing reserves are seen as an attempt to seize ancestral lands belonging to some Nigerian ethnic groups and give those lands to another tribe.
Speaking during his monthly media chat, the Governor who wondered why herdsmen ‘who used to carry sticks now brandish AK 47 riffles’ said,
“What I said was that we will now be more proactive, if you bring your cow to come and eat up my farmland, I will put Gammalin 20 inside the water they will drink from. That is what I will do to those destroying our communities and raping our wives.
“I heard that 83 cows have been killed since I made the statement. If you come to Afao and eat up my palm tree, we have set traps for grass cutters and rodents and the trap will catch them.
“There is no land for grazing in Ekiti State. Power to assign land belongs to the governor. Tell them that there is no land for grazing here because it is my right to sign the C of O (Certificate of Occupancy)”.