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Senator Melaye To FCT Minister: Slaughter Any Cow Found in the FCT or Prosecute the Herdsmen



Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye

The Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Dino Melaye, has directed the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Mohammed Bello, to henceforth, slaughter cows found in the city centre, PREMIUM TIMES reports.

Melaye said this when the minister appeared before the committee on Monday, adding that the herdsmen have continued to move their cattle in the Abuja metropolis despite several warnings to their owners by the authorities.

“Honourable Minister, Senate as an institution is not happy at how Fulani herdsmen continue to move their cows across the city centre, which we are aware you have given directive against that some time ago.

From now, get knives and ask your men to slaughter cows found in the capital city or prosecute herdsmen seen with cows in the city centre with a fine of N50, 000 per cow. This order must be carried out,” Melaye said.

Melaye also said that the Senate was in receipt of complaints from residents that some people were converting their apartments to hotels and brothels, which he said was distorting the original master plan of the city.

Photo Credit: Instagram/Dino Melaye


  1. olorire

    September 27, 2016 at 11:15 am

    i do not support killing there cows!!! pls dont something else can enter!! abeg o….they should just give other punishments!!

  2. Nwa nna

    September 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I’m definitely in support of curtailing the nuisance of the cattle herding impacting people’s lives but killing the cow’s isn’t a good or long-term solution.
    A federal bill ought to be passed across the federation just like ekiti state has done so that it can be enforced across the board.
    Anytime sen malaye aka Mr. “Impregnate your wife” opens his mouth, I always cringe and wonder how this piece of work managed to become a senator..

    BN you guys are really beginning to piss me off with this your silly pop up ads taking up a quarter of my phone screen..

  3. mr x

    September 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Another confused politician who can’t reason and hold office with grit. Why kill the cows. Why not provide a commercial grazing reserve for this herders and charge them a small stipend monthly. Ensure that the grasses are of good quality and that the place is organized. This for sure will create employment for agricultural engineers/student/farmers managing the reserve. Imagine this implemented in the southern states. Instead of banning movement. We make money of this and get the economy moving again.

  4. nnenne

    September 27, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Lazy leaders!
    Encouraging violence. The herds man will stand and watch you kill his cow?
    Make law/ laws about how to punish the cow owners
    Establish phone numbers that everyday citizens can call , when they see a cow loitering around, so that the herds man could be arrested and the law will take its full course

  5. Saparole.

    September 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    “”People converting their apartments and houses to hotels and brothels””? NO. NO. NO. This NOT Nigeria. GOD FORBID!

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