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Benue govt suspends enforcement of anti-grazing law temporarily

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 on Tuesday 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.

He also said security agencies in the state have confirmed the receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to fish out perpetrators of the mass killings across the state.

He beseeched the security agencies to act fast on the matter in order to bring victims of the attack some form of justice.

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