Why cattle grazed in Aso Rock presidential villa – Presidency

Cattle in Aso Rock
Cattle in Aso Rock

A herd of cattle seen grazing inside the Aso Rock presidential villa last week belonged to the presidency, a veterinary doctor in charge of the state house vet. Clinic, Haruna Tanko, has said.

Mr. Tanko was reacting to a video exclusively obtained and published by PREMIUM TIMES showing suspected herdsmen grazing their cattle within the vicinity of the seat of power.

The video showed a herd of cattle led along a road near the entrance to the vice president’s official residence, obstructing vehicular movements.

However, Mr. Tanko said cattle were “being moved from their ranch to a different location”.

“The cattle ranch was dirty because of the just concluded rainy season and we normally move the cattle and clear the ranch before returning them,” he said.

He also said those seen around the cattle were the staff of the veterinary section, saying “it is not possible for anyone to bring in their cattle inside the villa, certainly not herdsmen”.

Mr. Tanko said the villa usually has different types of animals in its stock. He said the cattle are usually processed for the use of the president and vice president.


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  • FreeNigeria

    Nigeria sinks to a new low everyday under Buhari.

    • tundemash

      Was Nigeria up when terrorists and militants were being ferried in Presidential jets under Dumbo Jo ?

      • FreeNigeria

        we’re sinking deeper and deeper. Instead of those ills to be retified by the Buhari administration, they’ve added there’s. GEJ was voted out so the next administration will be better, instead we got worse.

      • whereto

        People with closed minds don’t digest what they read. It’s a waste of time to engage them.

      • UYI111

        Why dont U talk about foolani herdsman killer in Governors office i.e el rufai and his counterpart in bornu a renown boko haram proper !!!!!!

      • Really

        Tundemash is most likely Femi Adesina/Garba Shehu, protecting his Sai Barbaaaaaric paymaster.
        Let no one take him serious.

      • Otile

        Abubakar tundemash the bigot,
        Jonathan is gone, so is Obj, IBB and the rest of them, leave the man alone. The fact that you are a Yoruba man from Kwara State does not make Fulani. You are not adding any value to the security on Imam Buhari by pretending to defend him even when he is damn wrong.

        • Mufu Ola

          When will get primitive sentiment out of your system? U permanent weepers will never any idea into your heads.There have always been cattle branch in Aso Villa & Jonathan even raised d stakes by budgeting for zoo in 2013 &’14 .When I first read d story,I suspected something must be wrong because no way herdsmen or stray cow can enter Aso Rock.But then in today’s Nigeria,plenty bland brains abound.

          • Otile

            We hear you. You mean plenty bland brains like Buhari who rears cattle at the Villa abound. O ga oo.

  • Sam

    Jonathan’s zoo, Buhari’s cattle ranch. Who’s next? May be Osinbajo’s fish ponds.

  • Usher- Join The Revolution

    But the president actually declared those cows, where did you want him to keep them? Anyway….let those cattle be confined to some space away from the villa.. President bush was/is a cattle herdsman also but he acquired a ranch (Prairie Chapel Ranch or something like that) as soon as he was elected president. This was to enable him manage them cattle without bringing them to the white house. . All this ancient nomads and their cattle are like brothers and sisters.

  • So oju abe niko

    This is a very good news! This helps explain what I have been trying to get across this pass few days that some might see as bigotry. The fact is the Fulani love their cattle, and they believe it should be free to roam everywhere without hindrance. Every worthy Fulani takes pride in cattle ownership. While the uproar of another Fulani attack on a farming community was in the news, the head of the Army, Buratai, pointedly chose that period to announce the army intention to embark on the cattle rearing business. This explains why the herdsmen, who are mostly contractors tending to the herds of the Buhari, Atiku, El-Rufai, Makarfi, Daura and other wealthy Fulani, think it is their God-given right to feed their cattle in your farming investments. This explains that the Fulani do not see anything in forcing (through arson, rape andmurder in farming communities) all Nigerians to invest in the cattle business, without the benefit of any profit/payback;

    We continue to blame the poor uneducated herdsmen for wreaking havoc in farming communities all over Nigeria, when we refused to address our concerns to the cattle owners, Buhari, Atiku, El-Rufai, Makarfi, Daura, etc, who control Nigeria and can make the problem go away, if they so wish. Why is it bigotry to address the fact that Nigeria has a Fulani problem. It is not a northern problem. It is not a Hausa (the mostly docile hosts of the Fulani) problem. The question is, what are the rest of Nigerians Hausas/Igbos/Yorubas/Ijaw/etc going to do about this issue, as we continue to fight ourselves on who to be elected the next president of Nigeria among the contending Fulani gerontologists – Buhari, Atiku, etc.

  • Factual Bob

    Is the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja Nigeria’s equivalent of the White House in Washington DC or No 10 Downing Street in London? If yes,then Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB is very foresighted,and came ahead of his time.

  • David Puff

    No no no…!!
    This is the height of insensitivity and bullshit..!!
    When u know this open grazing style has been the source of conflicts and incessant killings in the country.
    Government should be advocating ranching..!!
    Aso rock premises is not a ranch….

    • Factual Bob

      To Buhari,the Aso Rock Villa and indeed entire Nigeria,including your bedroom are his grazing ground.

    • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

      Lol bruv, it’s comedic insanity

  • Buharin daji

    Premium time’s why is your yoruba moderator censoring my comments this is purely cowardice

  • Tommy Soto

    Almost nothing beats a good juicy steak. I hope Baba and VP also use the beef liver which is great for health and strength.

  • kayode Olufade

    Processed at the villa too? Since when did the presidential abode become a ranch/abattoir?

  • ojomaje ijato

    To a Fulani mind, why should anyone complain if cattle is grazed by the Fulani Government of Nigeria (FGN) in the villa located at the Fulani Cattle Territory (FCT) in the Fulani Republic of Nigeria (FRN)?

    • Eluba Inas

      Ingenious!

    • marcos avelino

      Since you are a primitive man , who can only see the tribe and not the persons. then you are also just a native african nigger – thats what the european will see in you

  • thusspokez

    However, Mr. Tanko said cattle were “being moved from their ranch to a different location”

    Gosh! These people are so backward. On step forward into civilisation, then two step backward with this primitive administration. I don’t remember OBJ raising chicken or GEJ installing a fish farm in the villa. Disgraceful indeed!

    The sad thing is that Mr. Tanko is so stúpíd, he is incapable of realising the possible shock and negative reaction his explanation would generate in public discourse. His explanation would also make Nigeria and its president a laughing stock around the world.

  • Tommy Soto

    Have any energetic, enterprising private journalists sent any photos of said ranch being refurbished to any professional news agencies, or Sahara Reporters?

    • Otile

      What are you struggling to say?

      • So oju abe niko

        He’s trying to the vet doctor is trying to sell BS.

  • Really

    “Cattle Republic on Nigeria” Indeed, reared by herdsman Mohammadu Buhari seated in Aso Rock.

    What a pitiable situation in the 21st century?

  • Oladele

    They were from his heads of cows on CCB paperwork. Since PMB is our tenant we must have a sharing formula to the increases, 50:50, hope someone is keeping records for we. We must share them when he is leaving!

  • Otile

    Alhaji Ibrahim Tanko is very funny, that the cattle are usually processed for use of Imam and his vice. By being processed for the use of Imam and his vice he sayis that from time to time the male cows are murdered to feed Imam and his vice. I know that somehow they will drag our brother Osinbajo into the mess. Eventually they will make him take official blame for this.

  • sorbitol

    This is just to tell the governor of benue state that his call on FGN to assist his anti-open grazing law is dead on arrival.

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  • Dennis Dennis

    This is what you get when a bunch of illiterates are ruling the country

  • Raphael Okoeguale

    When a person like me don’t even have the grace of getting to the gate of Aso-Rock talk less of going inside and cattles, I mean Cows are been grazed near the presidential residence. Baba God pick up the call SIR.

  • Henry Ohakwe

    So you have to maintain a ranch to feed the president and his vice ehh? Do they do that even in US the richest country on planet earth? Una go see soon.

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