Benue to outlaw open grazing

Benue to outlaw open grazing

Benue State government will, this month, outlaw open grazing in any part of the state to stem unending herdsmen/farmers crisis.

Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange, gave the indication yesterday when he hosted the leadership of the Movement Against Fulani Occupation, MAFO, in Makurdi.

Ikyange, who said the House took into account the agitation of MAFO while deliberating on the Anti-Open Grazing Bill before the House, explained that the decision to ban open grazing in the state was in line with global practice.

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