menu Home chevron_right

Governor Ortom confirms herdsmen attack on his convoy

745ng | March 20, 2021

Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday said herdsmen attacked him on his farm near Tyo-mu, along Makurdi-Gboko Highway.

Mr Ortom said during a press briefing at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi shortly after the attack that he was inspecting the farm when herders ambushed him and his security personnel, opening heavy fire.

Also Read

Ortom escapes death as suspected armed herders open fire on his convoy

The governor quickly linked the attack to the anti-open grazing policy of the state, saying a law that was adopted in 2018 against nomadic grazing will not be repealed because it has been popular amongst residents.

Last month, authorities in Benue impounded 210 cows from Fulani herders who had violated the state Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of 2017. The cattle were later released after owners reportedly paid N5 million in fines.

Written by 745ng


This post currently has no comments.

Leave a Reply


    • cover play_circle_filled

      01. kcee-erima-ft-timaya -745ngnews
      Kcee, Timaya

    • play_circle_filled

      PDCST 08 – mp3
      Kenny Bass

    play_arrow skip_previous skip_next volume_down