See Why Cattle Breeders and Farmers may Clash in Anambra
The farmers and cattle breeders in Anambra State may clash again, following the destruction of crops by the cattle near Umueri Cargo and Passenger International airport in the State.
This is coming few weeks the anti-open grazing law was passed in the State by the State House of Assembly.
The incident happened on Friday as herders invaded the newly constructed airport with their cows.
It was gathered that the herders gained entry from the Umueri route to the airport destroying farms close to the airport.
The situation has brought fear and confusion particularly to farmworkers close to the airport, who have vowed not to allow such to continue.
One of the farmers, Ezinne Nwede, who works with Offor farms, sharing a border with the airport, told The Nation that they would not fold their hands to allow cows destroy their sweat.
“We were gripped with fear when the cattle herders climbed the wire fence of the farm into the place to scare the workers from dissuading them.
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One of the horticulturists, Udochukwu Uzor, contracted to plant palm trees at a farm near the airport, said he was terrified at sighting the “dreaded cattle herders” that he was reluctant to do the job.
He said that about two months ago, the herders gained entry into the farm workers’ house at the nearby Offor farms to steal foodstuffs from one of the rooms occupied by farmworkers.