Posts Tagged ‘Benue’

Herdsmen rape monarch’s wife, others in Benue fresh attack

by Seun Adeuyion March 6, 2020
Suspected Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Thursday attacked the Mbanyiar community in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State and raped three women including the district head’s wife. According to a native of the community, who simply identified himself as Terka, the suspected herdsmen headed straight to the residence of the community […]

Benue: 400 herdsmen arrested, 600 cows seized

by Seun Adeuyion March 1, 2020
The Benue  State Government says it has arrested 400  herdsmen for flouting the state’s anti-open grazing law. The state government also seized over 600 cows belonging to the herdsmen. Governor Samuel Ortom, who revealed these in Makurdi on Friday,  ordered the livestock guards to impound any cows seen openly grazing in any part of the […]

Ortom: No going back on Benue grazing law

by Seun Adeuyion March 1, 2020
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, said yesterday the state government would not repeal or amend the extant grazing law despite mounting pressure from several quarters. Ortom, who gave the assurance while inspecting impounded cattle at the quarantine unit of the state Ministry of Agriculture, directed the state Livestock Guards to seize livestock grazing in […]