Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has issued a warning to cattle herders in the state, saying that the anti-grazing law is still in force and there is no land for open grazing.
Governor Ortom gave the warning while addressing journalists in Abuja after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House.
He added that everyone is free to come to the state and ranch, as there is enough land for it.
“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.