Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose yesterday released to their owners nine cows, which were seized because the herdsmen contravened the Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing Law.
The cows were seized by operatives of Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshalls (EGEM), a body cracking down on illegal grazing.
The governor met with leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Ekiti and Southwest, rulers and Fulani community this week, and signed a peace pact with the body.
MACBAN promised that its members will abide by the law regulating grazing and co-exist peacefully with farmers and residents.
As part of measures to curb friction, cattle breeders in the state are to register with the rulers of their host communities.