Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has suspended the operations of livestock guards and the state paramilitary agency saddled with the enforcement of the state anti-open grazing for two weeks to allow all herdsmen with livestock in the state to leave.
Ortom revealed this after the end of the state security council meeting on Tuesday after over 130 persons were gruesomely killed across the state within one week.
He said the suspension was to show a good fate to all those who claimed to have come into the state without knowing there is Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of 2017 that is solely anti-grazing.
He also said security agencies in the state have confirmed the receipt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to detect those behind the mass killings in the state.
Ortom urged the security agencies to act fast on the matter to bring victims of the attack some form of justice.