Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State has issued a warning to herders, reminding them that the law against open grazing is still in effect. The governor conveyed this message during a press briefing after a Security Council meeting held at the Government House in Makurdi.
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula, and accompanied by top security officials in the state, Governor Alia emphasized the importance of enforcing the anti-grazing law, which is a permanent fixture in the state. He further stated that the council unanimously agreed that a multifaceted approach should be adopted to address the issue of armed herdsmen. In particular, he highlighted the crucial role of security agencies in implementing and enforcing the law.
The governor called upon all stakeholders to ensure sincerity in the enforcement of the law, with a primary focus on preventing attacks rather than reacting to them. He also expressed his commitment to creating a peaceful environment that would allow displaced individuals to return to their original homes.
SOURCE: Hall Mark News