Benue Security Council orders herdsmen to vacate Benue



By Titus Atondu, Makurdi

Benue State Security Council has called on herders/invaders to immediately leave the state and return to where they came from.

The Security Council also warned their collaborators who are bent on inviting them to immediately desist from the act .

The Security  Council also gave  a two-week ultimatum to those engaged in Open Grazing within the state to comply with the State’s Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Law (2017), saying that the law is still in force in the state.

These were part of the resolutions reached at the end of the State Security Meeting, held at the Benue State Government House, Makurdi.

Briefing journalists shortly after the meeting, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Benue State, Sir Tersoo Kula, explained that the Council has constituted a seven-committee to ensure the enforcement of the ultimatum, which begins on Wednesday.

The Security Council called on the people of the state to remain calm and Security conscious as the state government is making  frantic efforts to secure the lives and property of the people of the state.

They told security agencies, traditional rulers and the general public to report for persecution, any person who is in the habit of collaborating and inviting the armed herders into the state.

On the hardship and looming food insecurity across the nation, the Council urged the people of Benue State to remain calm as efforts are being put in place by the government to address the challenges.

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