As part of measures to forestall further bloody skirmishes between herdsmen and farming communities, Enugu State government Monday banned grazing and rearing of cattle at night.
Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi announced the ban after meeting with leaders of the Fulani/Shuwa Arab herdsmen in the state.
The ban is coming on the heels of the invasion and killing of scores of residents of Nimbo community, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government of the state recently by suspected herdsmen.
Also banned are the carrying of firearms or any form of ammunition by the herdsmen and movement of cattle from one location to another at night in the state.
The state governor also set up a peace committee made up of representatives of the various interest groups from the Fulani/Shuwa Arab Community in the state, government representatives as well as security agencies.
During the meeting convened by the governor and also attended by leaders of some communities affected by the menace of the herdsmen in the state, it was also decided that compensation will be paid by herdsmen whose cattle destroy farm crops while the communities will pay for any cattle killed by their members.