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No more free grazing in Benue – Ortom

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Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has banned free grazing in the state by herdsmen as well as individuals who will indulge in such.

Governor Ortom, who gave the warning while addressing traditional rulers in the state, stressed that being security conscious is a means of keeping the state, as well as peaceful for both residents and indigenes

He warned the monarchs not to allow Benue State to become a place where violence is rife due to persistent invasion by herdsmen.

The governor emphasized that the law against free grazing was meant to keep the society sane and is not directed to particular person or group. He stressed that anybody found wanting on the law will be severely dealt with by the law.

However, the governor regretted that some of those  who had been arrested for violating the law were indigenes of Benue State.

According  to him, “we must be vigilant to report trespassers of the law and those who are grazing freely on our land. We have arrested many of them, some of whom were indigenes, some were not.

“Anybody found grazing freely on our land would be prosecuted in addition to paying fines for his impounded livestock”

While speaking against political thuggery in the state, Governor Ortom charged monarchs to keep their subjects in check to avoid breakdown of law and order in the state during the coming general elections.

“Educate your subjects and children that those recruiting them for thuggery should first appoint their own children to be leaders of the thuggery group. There is no federal might coming to supervise elections here in Benue, so, don’t be afraid”, he said.

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