Osinbajo, Ortom, NSA meet over Benue clashes


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, over security situation in the state.

Ortom told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that there is now great harmony between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

He also explained why it is difficult for grazing to take place in the state.

The governor said: “I came here to brief the acting President on the security situation in my state. We are on top of the situation and things are coming down, the herdsmen and the farmers are now cooperating. The understanding is that no one should encroach into anyone’s farm whether for cattle breeding or farming activities.

 “And those ones that cannot live within the community except they do open grazing are already leaving for other places where there is land. Like we keep saying in Benue State, almost all the land here is for cultivation, so, it is difficult to talk about grazing. ‎The herdsmen too understand our position on this matter.

Ortom said the state will soon sign the anti- open grazing bill into law


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