Gov Ortom Suspends Para-Military Agency On Open Grazing In Benue State

The Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has suspended the operations of livestock guards and the state para-military agency saddled with the enforcement of the state open grazing for a period of two weeks to allow all herdsmen with livestock in the state to leave.

Ortom disclosed this at the end of the state Security Council meeting after over 130 persons were gruesomely killed across the state within one week.

He said the suspension was to show a good fate to all those who claimed to have come into the state without knowing there is Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of 2017 that is solely anti-grazing.