SHOCKING: Video shows herdsmen grazing cattle at Aso Presidential Villa

Cattle in Aso Rock
Cattle in Aso Rock

A video has shown herdsmen grazing their cattle around the Aso Rock presidential villa in Abuja.

The video, exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES Thursday, shows a column of cattle led along a road near the
entrance to the vice president’s office, obstructing vehicular movements.

It was not clear how the animals and their herders accessed the restricted area of upmarket Asokoro district.

Visitors to the presidential villa must go through security checks at the entrances of the villa before proceeding to either the Supreme Court or any part of the villa.

A PREMIUM TIMES journalist who stopped by to get a better view of the animals, was compelled by security agents to delete suspicious pictures and videos from his phone.

Indiscriminate movement of cattle in Abuja and other major Nigerian cities has been a subject of concern amid rising cases of clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

In several parts of Abuja, cattle are freely led across main roads, stalling human and vehicular traffic — sometimes causing accidents.

Residents have regularly called on the government to check the menace.

Recently, the Senate ordered the slaughtering of cows found roaming in the city centre, adding that owners of the cows should be fined N50,000 per cow.

The FCTA recently directed law enforcement agencies to enforce a total ban on cattle grazing, begging, street hawking and commercial motorcycle (Okada) in the FCT.


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  • deri best

    In Nigeria the Fulanis led by the Sultan of the Fulanis in Sokoto are law unto themselves—–Not to talk of bingo——Now the Apes in Apc are making us Nigerians—- worship cows like Indians often do-in their country —-Every Nigerian must now bow down and worship cow owners wherever they see them—in Abuja—what a country——-what a shame

  • kayode Olufade

    Utterly disgraceful

    • North/West Allies

      Do can you now understand why Nnamdi Kanu called Nigeria a zoo? This country is shameless, imagine world leaders and diplomats visiting aso villa and see things like this? What will international press say about Nigeria, the funny thing is that they are doing nothing about it

      This is not the first time, I was at Next Shopping Mall Abuja the other day within minutes cows invade everywhere and coursed heavy traffic
      This is embarrassing!

  • North/West Allies

    What a country, people should not condemn Nnamdi Kanu for calling Nigeria a Zoo…This is embarrassing, and these security operatives are doing nothing about it

  • Ahmed Yaman

    That’s why they regard nigeria as a zoo, where cows are value more than human beings

  • forestgee

    What if the owner of the cows is staying around that area? PT should dig deep to find answers

    • Oladele

      The owner of the cows is inside Aso Villa or did he not declare that he has 5000 heads of cows in his code of conduct asset form? Where will he be grazing them now that he is at Aso Villa?

      • Usher- Join The Revolution

        Lol

  • Konkolo

    Traits of a very dysfunctional government. Only in Nigeria.

  • Malik Isah

    heeee, na so epain una reach? make una jump enter well

  • Iskacountryman

    dummies…that is the presidential herd…

  • Charles

    our president was a cow man before he became a cow president, the cows you see there came to pay homage as their man has abandoned them and ran into aso rock.

  • wode

    This is embarrassing. It has to be put to check immediately. It’s not a good sight to be seen in any city not to talk of the Federal Capital Territory.

  • Arabakpura

    Those are Presidential cattle; you won’t be wrong to describe them as the first cattle family as their owner resides in the villa and they are also entitled to imported grass planted at the Presidential palace!

  • Otile

    Adesina lied to us when he said that fat rats drove Buhari away from his office. Buhari fled at the sight of the cattle. Looking at the cattle from a distance Buhari screamed and ran away while Adesina cooked up a story about fat rats to cover up. The video above confirms what Adesina saw and lied.

  • Otile

    Abubakar tundemash,
    Tell us what you know about these cows. Do they really belong to your god Mohamed Buhari?

  • FreeNigeria

    In Buhari Nigeria, these cattle have more rights than humans. “A PREMIUM TIMES journalist who stopped by to get a better view of the animals, was compelled by security agents to delete suspicious pictures and videos from his phone.” Wow

  • Arogbo

    This is a disgusting scenario. Nigeria we hail thee!

  • Dazmillion

    The president of Myetti Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria lives there…

    • emmanuel

      Na sooooo, they went for solidarity visit.

    • john

      You have said it all.

  • Dan Arewa

    They are grazing nah. Do PremiumTimes want them to die of hunger?? At least they have save government money for grass cutting. Am just saying the bitter truth.

    • 0tile

      What happened to the N250,000,000.00 grass cutting money entrusted to your tribesman Babachir, is he not going to refund it? Fulani looting gang.

      • Dan Arewa

        Ask Diezani. He is her partner in looting and fraud.

  • JasV

    The cattle I see are not in Aso Rock. Yes they should not be anywhere in a city but that does not warrant circulation of fake, false news

  • Africa

    PT has ran out of news! Cattle roaming around Aso Rock goes way back to the Babangida era; the very first occupant of AR!

    • emmanuel

      You are a mad cow. The World is running fast towards replacing multi-million Dollars factories with one or two micro chips, while you are here talking about medieval practices.
      You are a demented mind and need to be taken to a psychiatry.I nor blame you, you foolani’s think like the nama you lead.
      How do those animals and the semi-animals who lead them get past security checks?
      This is good for the Yorubas. They want Nigeria by all means

  • deri best

    In Nigeria the Fulanis led by the Sultan of the Fulanis in Sokoto are
    law unto themselves—–Not to talk of bingo——Now the Apes in Apc
    are making us Nigerians—- worship cows like Indians often do-in their
    country —-Every Nigerian must now bow down and worship cow owners
    wherever they see them—in Abuja—what a country——-what a shame

  • aboki

    PT why? It’s not true PT.
    The noise makers are having field day abusing and names calling as expected.

    • Yego V

      aboki this is better news. I now know that Buhari has heart for something – animals. Good news, they are not monkeys and baboons.

  • hahahahahahahaaaaa, they must be the 150 PRESIDENTIAL cows buhari listed in his Asset Declaration form, what a pity! ! they are probably there to remind him they are really missing the bloodthirsty chief herdsman. Nigeria indeed is now a nation of cow and herds under the weak nepotistic clueless coupist.

  • Yego V

    PT, point of correction : The area is called DAURA CATTLE RANCH , sometimes referred to as Aso villa

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    They are fake cows!

  • Intrepid

    Not surprise, a fulani Cowboy is a resident in Aso rock.

  • Mizch

    Who cares? Let the cow dungs add to the filth of Aso Rock. After all, the cabals, the hyenas and jackals and the lion king, pursued by the rats, are all around the corner. More animals are joining soon.

  • Steve

    They are Mr president’s pet. 🙂

  • rules_emmanuelO.

    Why is it so hard for Us to embrace much need change and development. The word is RANCHING!

    • john

      They should continue to live in the past. They should proceed to attend FEC Meetings.

  • Ahmed Tukur

    Since the herdsmen were denied grazing in the forest, what do you expect them to do. Carry-on herdsmen it’s democracy you elected the government.

  • emmanuel

    Confused soul, your Buhari is a superster who has to continue with his good works of cattle grazing in the Villa, stealing from TSA, reinstating Maina, having Magu who is certified corrupt by the DSS, helping Baru barawo to steal from Nigeria and several other scandals including forged certificate are part of the good work.
    Move forward and think of something modern. Grazing in a secured zone and Presidential area for that matter, is a failing and corrupt act by the one who occupy an office he is not qualified for.

    • Esah Esahk

      Buhari is not a thief He is human being therefore makes mistake but He is a good leader who leads by examples the main reasons why I always like him is that he chased away Boko Haram to Sambisa forest Nigerian are eating home grown rice. Fuel is available. Corruption is at it’s minimum rate.

    • Well stated brother

  • john

    Where is Abuja Environmental Protection Taskforce? They should go show their force against Fulani herdsmen grazing cattle within the city center and not against poor hawkers.
    Those adhoc staff and their pay Masters will surely reap evil seed one day for turning eyes away from cattle rearers in Abuja.
    God is watching them.

  • thusspokez

    Indiscriminate movement of cattle in Abuja and other major Nigerian cities has been a subject of concern amid rising cases of clashes between herdsmen and farmers

    Instead of imposing fines, why don’t the government help farmers in the grass-rich parts of the country to produce straw and grass hay which to export to the north in the dry season to feed the cattle? This persistent problem highlights the lack of problem solving skills in Nigeria. Chineke!

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    • emmanuel

      You must be arrested by NATIP. You is looking for people to sell into slavery.
      There is enough jobs here. They would rather apply for cattle grazing around the Presidential Villa, instead of reaching to you a slave trader

  • wode

    This is embarrassing. It has to be put to check immediately. It’s not a good sight to be seen in any city not to talk of the Federal Capital Territory.