Anti-Grazing Bill: Fulani Herdsmen Challenge Benue Governor
The Miyetti-Allah Kautal Hore Fulani socio-cultural association and Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom are set for a showdown.
The National President of the association, Abdullahi Bodejo at the weekend said at a briefing in Abuja that the pastoralists have the same legal right like every Benue state indigene.
Bodejo, who accused the Governor over the controversial bill and other allegations of causing unrest in the state, also denied plans to invade Benue.
He said the association has no intention to cause chaos over the anti-open grazing law in the state.
He faulted the governor’s claim that authorities lost N95 billion between 2012 and 2016.
Describing the allegation as untrue, he noted that the pastoralists have always been at the receiving end of the conflicts, especially with farmers.
On the call for his arrest and that of the association’s National Secretary Engr. Saleh Alhassan, Bodejo accused the Governor of using ‘threat and blackmail tactics’ knowing he was committing illegalities by trying to deny the pastoralists their means of livelihood.
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