A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bamidele Faparusi has decried the killings in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa and few other states in recent times, describing the situation as not only pathetic but tragic. The APC governorship aspirant in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Saturday said rejection of the proposed cow colonies may exacerbate the murderous activities of these killers across the country. “Cow colonies remain a potent weapon to really cage these vampires. It remains a good option to restrict the herders, monitor them and make it easy for governments to get their accurate data bank for effective identification of their personalities.
“The reason why it has been a herculean task for the security agencies to track the killers has been that they were itinerant herders. They have no base and their identities could not be ascertained. “With the colonies, it will be easy for the government at all levels to monitor the herdsmen. This will build communal relationship between the herders and landowners, even farmers.