By Charles Igwe
Governor Alia has issued a warning to animal rearers, emphasizing that the law prohibiting open grazing remains in effect.
During a press briefing on Thursday evening after the state’s Security Council meeting at the Government House in Makurdi, Governor Alia, represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula, along with heads of top security agencies in the state, reiterated the importance of enforcing the anti-grazing law and called for collaboration from stakeholders in various sectors.
The governor emphasized that the council had reached a consensus that a multifaceted approach should be taken to address the challenges posed by armed herdsmen. He stressed the significance of enforcement and implementation of the anti-open grazing law, particularly highlighting the role of security agencies in this regard.
Governor Alia urged stakeholders to carry out the enforcement of the law with sincerity, placing a greater emphasis on prevention rather than a reactionary approach to attacks. Additionally, he expressed the government’s commitment to creating a peaceful environment that would facilitate the return of displaced individuals to their ancestral homes.