Cows Blocked Road in Abuja, Stopped Vehicular Movements for 10 Minutes. Photos
One of the wrong things Nigerians are trying and calling in Federal government to put a stop to now is, the issue of open grazing by Fulani herdsmen who are fond of roaming the street of the country, looking for food (grasses) for their hers of cattle.
In Abuja the Capital City of the country yesterday, cows were blocked a major road in Apo area of the city for nothing less than 10 minutes, disrupting vehicular and motorcycles movement during this period.
This happened very close to Cedacrest Hospital, a popular hospital in the federal capital territory. Vehicles, keke and motorcycles were seen struggling to dodge the cows as some of them (the cows) forced their way to the road causing an abrupt halt to the road users.
Although the two herders controlling the cows tried all they could to bring the situation under control, to ensure no damage is done to any road user.
The situation looks funny but at the same time, scary. A scenario where a rider (motorcycle) had to quickly swerved to avoid a cow whose horn was very close to his eyes, was scary to everyone including the onlookers.
This is not the first time that herds of cattle will disrupt movement in Abuja, I've personally seen them at Federal secretariat, in front of the ministry of finance, new CBN in central area, National University Commission Maitama, Ministers Hill and other locations in the heart of Abuja.
Can Nigerian government enact and implement a law that prohibit and criminalise open grazing to put an end to this menace?
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