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Plateau gov criticises anti-grazing law, says he warned Ortom

Plateau gov criticises anti-grazing law, says he warned Ortom
January 11
16:38 2018

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, says he advised Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, against implementing anti-grazing law.

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Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, Lalong faulted the decision to implement the law without alternatives.

Lalong, who said it is not only Fulani people who engage in cattle rearing, added that there is relative peace in his state because the government was able to bring the herders and farmers together.

He said the plan by the federal government to establish cattle colonies would address the herdsmen crisis.

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Over 80 people have lost lives to herdsmen attacks in Benue in 2018 alone.

The Benue government had enacted the anti-grazing law to curb the activities of herdsmen.

Read about the anti-grazing law here.

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1 Comment

  1. Armageddon
    Armageddon January 11, 21:37

    What a governor! A mutual conversation that ought not to be disclosed to the public is now in public domain. Who do you want to please? Buhari of course. The same man who championed the cause of his ethnic group when they had issues in Oyo state. A former Head of State and supposed statesman? That you have relative peace today, does not mean that you will have it tomorrow. Plateau is the centre of bloodshed and your comments will not stop the herdsmen from their ethnic cleansing. Ortom definitely should be careful the way he relates with you. You sound like a sellout.

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