The Ekiti state governor Mr. Ayo Fayose has today signed into law legislation which bans grazing rights for the Fulani herdsmen in the state and which prevents them from carrying firearms. The law prescribes a 6-month imprisonment without option of fine for any herdsman who violates the grazing prohibition, while any herdsman found with arms will be charged with terrorism. Earlier this month the Ekiti State House of Assembly conducted a public hearing on a bill seeking restrictions on cattle rearing in the state. Stakeholders, who participated in the public hearing on the bill tagged, ‘Prohibition of Cattle Grazing Bill, 2016’ were security agencies, traditional rulers, officials of the Ministries of Justice and Environment, Fulani herdsmen and other stakeholders. Before this hearing, Gov. Fayose had placed restrictions on movement of cattles in the state following the May 20 night attack on Oke Ako, a town in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, by criminals suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.