No fewer than 40 cows have died after eating a poisonous grass in Taraba State.
Daily Trust, who confirmed the story stated that all the cattle belong to a pastoralist in Gamgam village in Bali Local Government Area of the State.
The report State that a boy identify as Ja'l led the cows into the bush about about 11 a.m. on Sunday morning when the incident occur.
According to source, the cattle eat a poisonous grass, which lead to deaths of about 40 cows out of 200 of the cattle.
A witness in the village, Ali Bello, said that few hours after the cattle ate the grass, 40 out of the herd of about 200 cattle died.
He said the grass is found in some locations in the state and it is difficult to identify the species of the grass, especially at the beginning of the rainy season when animals rush to eat fresh grasses.
Bello stated that Ja’I and his family soon after the incident took the remaining cattle to another location to a avoid a repeat of the incident.
He said such incidents were recorded from time to time and poisonous grass has always been a nightmare for pastoralists.
“As I’m talking to you, all pastoralists in this area have migrated out of the area to prevent their herds from eating the killer grass,” he said.