Militant group the Niger Delta Agitators have thrown out the proposed cattle colonies in the country and instead told herders to graze their cattle in Sambisa forest.
Recall that the Federal Government is proposing cattle colonies across the country to address farmers and herders’ clashes.
But in a statement on Sunday, the militants said “the Niger Delta will not accommodate and allow Islamic mercenaries masquerading as Fulani herdsmen, imported into the country in the build-up of the 2015 general election to invade, rape, kill our helpless mothers and children with impunity.
“How can the President tell the people of Benue State that are mourning their beloved family members that were slaughtered in cold blood by Islamic mercenaries to accommodate their killers?
“We believe that Sambisa forest is vast enough and the Nigerian Army has the capacity to make it conducive for cattle rearing to avoid the killing of innocent Nigerians that are suffering in their nation because of the activities of Fulani herdsmen.”