The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, have rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to establish cattle colonies in all the states of the federation.
Afenifere, described the idea of the cattle colonies as an insult to Nigerians.
The Secretary-General of the association, Chief Sehinde Arogbofa, noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government was allegedly handling the issue of incessant clashes between the Fulani herdsmen and the farmers in some parts of the country with levity.
The Afenifere chieftain said the crisis that would be created with the creation of cattle colonies would be worse than the controversial open grazing system which had been rejected by many Nigerians.
Arogbofa stated, “The term colony is very insulting when defenceless people are being killed in their 20s and 30s by some armed men and their killers are not arrested. In fact, I don’t know how to describe it. I think they are only playing on words.
“It is very irritating and insulting to be throwing the idea of cattle colony at us. I think we should do the right thing; we should call a spade a spade.”