Herdsmen have taken over 8 Local Government Areas In Benue – Governor Ortom

“As I am talking to you, about eight local government areas in the state had already  been  taken over by  the  Fulani herdsmen.”  The council areas  are; Buruku, Tarka, Guma, Gwer West, Makurdi, Katsina Ala, Kwande and  Agatu.

Those were the words of Governor Ortom of Benue State when he hosted members of the House of representatives.

Source: Herdsmen: We are being suffocated in Benue, gov cries out •Says state has no land for grazing | Nigerian Tribune

The Governor said that they don’t have money to pay civil servants and that the civil servants who would easily have gone into farming cannot, due to the herdsmen.

The Governor said that Benue State would not give out its lands for the  creation of grazing reserves for the herdsmen, asking the Federal Government to instead make commercial cattle ranching available for the herdsmen.

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