GOVERNOR of Plateau State,
Simon Lalong says he advised his
Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom,
against implementing anti-grazing
law.
Speaking to State House
correspondents after meeting
with President Muhammadu
Buhari yesterday, Lalong faulted
the decision to implement the law
without alternatives.
Lalong, who said it was not
only Fulani people who engage
in cattle rearing, added that there
was relative peace in his state
because the government was able
to bring the herders and farmers
together, adding that the plan by
the federal government to establish
cattle colonies would address the
herdsmen crisis.
Over 80 people have lost their
lives to herdsmen attacks in Benue
in 2018 alone, prompting the Benue
government to enact the antigrazing
law to curb the activities of
herdsmen

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  • Ishaku isaac

    Even before your warning to and the enactment of the anti grazing law, were there no mass murder of the Agatus in Benue and other areas by the same Fulani Herdsmen?! Lalong may be thinking he is wise by not enacting the anti grazing law, but all is not Uhuru between herdsmen and farmers on the Plateau and Nigeria at large.
    All over the world there are people of the pastoralists lifestyle such as in Nigeria. But you don’t read of them driving their animals into peoples farmland and destroying crops such as in Nigeria.
    I advise Lalong to be vigilant and not over enjoy for now.
    Killing to clear land for their cows is it.