Cows, herdsmen take over FUTO campus

The Registrar, Federal University of Technology,Owerri, FUTO, Mr. John Nnabuihe, has expressed displeasure at the invasion of the school campus by herdsmen and cows, The Vanguard reports.

Nnabuihe, said “it was not funny driving to the Senate Building this morning. It is baffling why herdsmen are gradually transforming FUTO premises into a cattle colony”.

The Registrar also said that the University has done an official letter to the Chairman, Cattle Owners Association, Obinze, expressing dissatisfaction on the activities of herdsmen.

He said: “I write on the authority of the Vice Chancellor, to draw your attention to the incessant invasion of herdsmen and their cattle on the campus of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri”

Nnabuihe said, he reminded the Cattle Owners Association Chairman that government disallow the group from grazing on university lands and environs. “The sensitive nature of grazing on campus and the obvious tension it breeds among students, may ultimately lead to clashes, if not curbed. This is given the current precarious security challenges associated with open grazing”, Nnabuihe said.

The University then solicited for the cooporation of the Chairman, to urgently intervene by directing the herdsmen to desist from grazing within the University campus.

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