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National Stadium Herdsmen take over complex

The 60,491 seater ultra-modern multipurpose sports complex which was launched in 2003 has not been in use for a long time.

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$300million Abuja National Stadium and the accompanying 240-room hotel have been overtaken by herdsmen.

The 60,491 seater ultra-modern multipurpose sports complex which was launched in 2003 has not been in use for a long time.

According to a report by the New Telegraph, Fulani herdsmen have been using the complex as a big grazing reserve for their cows.

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A security official attached to the stadium confirmed in the report that the herdsmen have been grazing in the complex for a year.

The reports state that the herdsmen armed with dangerous weapons have overpowered security men attached to the stadium.

Over the months, the main bowl of the stadium has been used for religious and cultural activities while some parts have been occupied by beggars.

Pulse Sports can confirm that herdsmen do take their cows to graze around the stadium.

Photo evidence to confirm or falsify this report will be published soon.

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