Herders plan­ning in­va­sion of Benue – Or­tom

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi

Gov­er­nor Sa­muel Or­tom of Benue State has al­leged plans by herders across West Africa to launch an at­tack on the state.

Or­tom said the in­va­sion was meant to thwart the im­ple­men­ta­tion of his an­tiopen graz­ing law.

Or­tom who spoke week­end at the fu­neral ser­vice for the late Mama Atese Re­becca Terkpe at the NKST Church, Taraku in Gwer Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of the state, said he re­ceived se­cu­rity re­ports in­di­cat­ing the in­va­sion, and urged the lead­er­ship of the Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria (CAN) to pray for di­vine in­ter­ven­tion, in­sist­ing that the anti-open graz­ing law was the best so­lu­tion for restor­ing peace be­tween farm­ers and herders.

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