Governor Samuel Ortom has called on the Federal Government to publicly condemn the atrocities perpetrated by armed herdsmen, arrest and prosecute the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and other Fulani socio-cultural groups who have consistently admitted to the wanton killings and destruction of communities across the country.
In his key address during the Nigeria Bar Association, Makurdi branch 2021 Law week in Makurdi, Benue State capital, Governor Ortom stated that “His position still remains that the Presidency has a hidden agenda. If not, Nigeria is ripe for the implementation of a policy on ranching as captured in the National Livestock Transformation Plan that was adopted by the National Economic Council (NEC).
He said “This will not only protect farming communities from attacks and herdsmen from cattle rustling but also lead to environmental protection, security of lives and property as well as guarantee food security. Indeed, ranching will also boost livestock production.
“While commending the states that have banned open grazing, I wish to encourage them to back this up with ranching legislation,” he said.