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Ortom Replies Lalong, I Won't Repeal Anti-Grazing Law

13 January 2018

"The gruesome killing of innocent people in some Benue communities by armed herdsmen since the beginning of 2018 is one dark development that has thrown people in the state and beyond in an unprecedented shock". "I think Mr. Femi Adesina should apologise to the people of Benue and Nigerians instead of blaming their failure on President Goodluck Jonathan". If the government can't protect us, we will mobilise and train our people into an army to defend us.

Earlier, Shagaya said the delegation was in the state to mourn with the government and people of Benue State over the killings, urging the Governor to continue with his constructive engagement with the federal government, his colleagues and security agencies to find a lasting solution to the challenge. "We can not allow people to colonise us again, we have all it takes to do that", Unongo said.

Expressing his pains over the killings, a former military governor of Plateau and Katsina states, Maj.

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Salawu, who spoke at the conference attended by other members of the group, including Akogun Ayokunle Black, preident, Concerned youths of Nigeria, condemned the killings in Benue State as well as the renewed hostilities in Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State.

The Senate ad hoc committee on security is now in Benue State on a fact-finding mission over the killings and destruction by herdsmen in the state.

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

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The representative of the United Nations, Dr Mathins Ejibike, in his condolence message to the government and people of the state, said killings in Benue required global attention.

"We also demand that a state of emergency be immediately declared in Benue State and any other states where crisis between herders and farmers may break out in the nearest future so as to forestall any further deterioration of the crisis anywhere in the country. I am the spiritual and ancestral leader of the Tiv nation; enough is enough". Farming is one of the main stay of Benue state indigenes which has before now reduced the unemployment ratio for the state and meaningfully engaged the people to be productive which in turn has been able to boost the economy of the sate and the Nation at large.

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Ortom Replies Lalong, I Won't Repeal Anti-Grazing Law