Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has rejected Federal Government’s plans to establish cattle colonies in the country.
The Federal Government had said they were planning to take the step so as to curb herdsmen and farmers’ clash.
However, the Igbo group has ruled out being part of the plans, saying they have their own cattle.
“We have our local breed of cows in the South-East. They are herded and not allowed to cause damage. If they do, as may be rarely seen, it is at the owners’ risk,” National Publicity Secretary of the group, Uche Achi-Okpaga told Punch.
“Why would anybody establish cattle colonies on our land? Is it to begin to create opportunity for further skirmishes? Ndigbo do not buy the idea at all.”