Benue Killings: “I Warned Benue Gov About Anti-Grazing Law” – Plateau Gov, Simon Lalong Says

The governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, has revealed that he warned his Benue state counterpart, Samuel Ortom, against implementing anti-grazing law.

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

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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.

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