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Southern govs, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, others reject cattle colonies

By Our Correspondents Governors and leaders of some key socio-cultural organisations in the southern part of the country have rejected the proposed plan by the Federal Government to establish cattle colonies in all the states of the federation. They described the arrangement as a ploy to forcefully snatch lands for the use of Fulani armed […]
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