Here in the lowlands, the herdsman drove the cows to the pastures every morning and brought them back in the evening.
The works provide unique samples of herdsmen's motifs from this period and reflect the fundamental importance of the herdsman and his horn to his animals, his landscape and his village, A painting from 1835 shows a Czech herdsman with a horn.
The dogs which reportedly came from the nearby deserts attacked the animals before dawn as the herdsman who stays near the farm was sleeping.
The herdsman who was in deep sleep woke up after he heard strange sounds coming from the farm.
That herdsmen must stop attacks on any member of the host communities, any herder that breaches the peace should be prepared to face the wrath of the law, and Ekiti people should not provoke the herdsman
or kill their cattle.
Nobody was entering anybody's farm but now there is desertification and the animals have got to move and if you are taking a cow from Sokoto to Benin or Enugu, because of cattle rustlers, the herdsman
has to be armed, the cow will feast on someone's farm and then rape will be committed since the herdsman
hasn't seen his wife for three months but this is no longer done anywhere in the world.
The reports of the killing of the herdsman
, Babuga Dengi, said to have occurred on Monday, January 8, had created tension between herdsmen and Benue farmers, predominantly Tivs, in the state over allegations and counter-allegations of the destruction of farmlands and murder.