“On herdsmen and farmers, the place is relatively peaceful. The law is being implemented and we have arrested 400 people irrespective of their ethnic background, whether Fulani, Igbos, Yoruba, Tiv, Idoma and we have convicted 50 people for contravening various offenses and we have seized more than 2,000 cattle,” Ortom said.

“The law is still in force in Benue State and we are implementing it. Everyone is free to establish a ranch; we are not targeting any individual or group.

“Anyone who wants to do cattle business should come to Benue and ranch, that we have land for it but for open grazing we have no land.”

“With operation Y Stroke we are going to move against them and we believe we will be able to surmount them,” he said.