Governor Ortom Insists On Anti-Grazing Law, Says No Amount Of Threat Will Make Him Reverse His Stand

By Chinenye Festus:-
Samuel Ortom, of Benue State, has insisted that he is not going back on his stand on the anti-open grazing law.
The governor on Monday, August 17, disclosed this in a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Terver Akase.
The governor raised the alarm that Miyeitti Allah groups are planning to impose violence on Benue State. He called on security agencies to check the activities of the group and bring their members to justice for their crimes.
Ortom also maintained that no amount of threat, intimidation, or arm twisting will make him reverse the anti-open grazing law. You would recall that Miyetti Allah group said it refused to accept the anti-open grazing law passed in Benue state.
It was of the opinion that just like every citizen of Nigeria, pastoralists also have the right to move freely and to reside in any part of the country.
The governor on his own part complained about the presence of the herdsmen in Benue State, he explained that his offense was his stand against open grazing of animals and his call for the declaration of herdsmen as terrorists.
He said no matter what the groups try to do to make him change his mind, the Ranching Law stays.

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