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Hersdmen's threat won't make me repeal anti-grazing law- Gov Ortom

Adesina Ogunlana Adesina Ogunlana
Ben Pena | 13 January, 2018, 03:16

The massacre which left over 50,000 displaced in Benue and another 18,000 people displaced in Nasarawa State has drawn widespread criticisms with various people sharing diverse reactions.

Many of them blame the Federal Government of Nigeria who they said has continued to fail them, leading to herdsmen killing them with reckless abandonment time after time. Farming is one of the main stay of Benue state indigenes which has before now reduced the unemployment ratio for the state and meaningfully engaged the people to be productive which in turn has been able to boost the economy of the sate and the Nation at large.

Ortom said the Plateau governor denied making the statement. "We can not allow people to colonise us again, we have all it takes to do that".

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed not to repeal the anti-grazing law his government recent approved that made it unlawful for herdsmen to graze their cow in the state. But we refuse to die.

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Second Republic Minister of Steel, Chief Paul Unongo, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to evolve more proactive measures in combating the gruesome attacks on the people of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen.

All the speakers insisted that they would stand by the anti-open grazing law of the state for which a section of the herders group are now demanding its withdrawal at their separate media outings just as they variously demanded a special military operation to be stationed in the state.

It would be recalled that armed Fulani herdsmen on January 2 launched fresh attacks on Benue state killing over seventy people in Guma and logo local government areas.

The IGP has howeverpromised to arrest those behind the incessant killings in Benue State.

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