Benue State Governor, Samuel
Ortom, has vowed not to repeal the anti-grazing law. Ortom, speaking at the mass
burial for 73 victims of herdsmen attacks in Makurdi, insisted that
his administration would not be intimidated by threats. The law, among other things, prohibits the movement of livestock on foot within the state. Defending his action, Ortom stated that “it is the best way to go and it is in conformity with global best practices”.
The Governor also blamed the “silence” of the President
administration for the killings. He lamented that if the federal
government had acted on the reports he gave it concerning the
threats of attacks by the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, the killings would have been averted. He also called for the arrest of
the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore.
What do you think about the governors comment? And what do you think should be done to arrest this situation?