The Senate Committee on FCT’s Chairman, Senator Dino Melaye ordered that residents of the FCT are at liberty to slaughter cows found grazing at the city centre.
He said this when the Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello, appeared before the committee, Vanguard reports.
Melaye added the herdsmen are flouting the law since they were banned from leading their cattle to the city centre.
“The Senate is not happy at how herdsmen continue to move their cows across the city centre, which we are aware you had given directive against some time ago,” he said. “From now on, get knives and ask your men to slaughter cows found in the capital city or prosecute herdsmen seen with cows in the city centre with a fine of N50,000 per cow. This order must be carried out,” he added.