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Leadership of Fulani Pastoralist groups Friday rose from an emergency meeting in Kaduna, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to call Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, to order over the anti-open grazing law in that state.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday raised the alarm over an alleged fresh plot by a group of herdsmen under the auspices of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to attack and kill him.
Fulani socio-cultural organisation, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has said they were never consulted or their opinions included in the Anti-Open Grazing law that became operational in Benue State since November 1st, 2017.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has vowed to fish out ghost workers in the state’s public service and reduce the states’ wage bill from N7.8 billion to N4.5 billion.
The Benue State government has described as false and mischievous the report that a 56-year-Fulani herdsman, Mohammed Abdulkadire, reportedly jumped into River Benue in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State over his missing cows.
A 56-year-Fulani herdsman, Mohammed Abdulkadire, jumped into River Benue in the Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
There are strong indications that herdsmen have started pulling out of Benue State due to the commencement of anti-open grazing law last Wednesday, November, 1, 2017.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to prevail on the Benue government to extend the implementation of its Anti-Open Grazing law scheduled to take effect from Nov.1.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Benue chapter, says its members are ready to leave the Benue valley as the November 1 deadline for the implementation of the state’s Anti-Open Grazing Law draws nearer.
He argued that the statement made by Saraki, faulting the proscription of the group by the Federal Government, was inciting and a clear signal that the Senate President might be supporting the agitation by IPOB to divide Nigeria.
Stakeholders in Benue on Monday agreed to begin the implementation of the 2017 Anti-Open Grazing Law in November.
Fulani Herdsmen, under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, on Monday threatened to institute legal action against the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, for making disparaging and uncomplimentary statements on President Mohammed Buhari’s health.
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday distanced himself and the state from the purported quit notice slammed on Fulani herdsmen by a group called Middle Belt Renaissance Forum.
The umbrella body for cattle breeders in the country, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, has berated the recent quit notice served on its members in Benue State, describing it as useless and uncalled for.
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