The Fulani herdsmen have converted the National Stadium, Abuja, into a fertile grazing land for cattle as weeds overtake the package B section of the $360m facility.
The correspondent from Punch, who visited the stadium yesterday, disclosed that tall grasses was seen in almost every part of the complex. He also said that fresh and dried cow dung could also been seen which shows that the animals regularly graze on the grasses at the stadium.
The security officials operating the gate said that the ministry of sports should be blamed for the deterioration of the stadium and for giving the herdsmen access to the stadium, which hosted the 2003 All Africa Games.
One of the security men, disclosed that some of the ministry officials are happy that herdsmen have converted the busy stadium into a grazing field. The source said, “The herdsmen come into the stadium with their cattle almost every day.
They gain entry through the collapsed portion of the fence and we can’t stop them because we are not armed. The management are aware of the situation, but they have refused to do anything about it, meaning they are comfortable with it.”
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