- Governor Samuel Ortom says the armed shepherds in Benue state have caused enough damage from their activities
- According to the governor, the shepherds have more 100 security guards killed in north-central state so far
- The governor of Benue said activists were killed while enforcing the state’s anti-grazing law
Makurdi – Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has announced that so far 100 security guards have been enforced in the state Benue lost their lives Law banning open pasture and the establishment of cattle breeding from 2017.
Governor Ortom announced this on Tuesday, September 7th in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State when he received the new Police Commissioner. Tunji Akingbola.
Channels Television quoted him as saying:
“More than 100 security guards were killed on the safety for life and property in Benue state in the course of implementing this law. “
South-South governors insist on an anti-willow law
The chairman of the South-South Governors Forum and Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa said the governors will continue to enforce the law in their various areas.
Vanguard reports that The Governor said the cattle breeders’ association recently rejected the law be an open demonstration of ignorance of the law.
He said through his spokeswoman Olisa Ifeajika:
“The governors are not trying to legislate around federal laws to change; they are supposed to make laws for good governance of their states, and they are entitled to do so under the law. I don’t know how you see the National Assembly! Just thinking about it is abnormal. “
Delta Information Officer Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu said on Thursday that the 2nd state would promote healthy and harmonious life between farmers and herdsmen. < / p>
Aniagwu said the law was not aimed at any part of society but to ensure healthy lives among those involved in agriculture and ranching.
He said that the ongoing clashes between farmers and shepherds in the country made the call for a law banning open grazing, particularly in southern Nigeria, necessary.
Rivers joins a long one List of States Prohibiting Open Grazing
Recall that Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike announced Open Rearing and Grazing has signed the Prohibition Act 2021.
The South-South state joins the numerous southern states that have passed the law in recent weeks despite opposition from the presidency.