President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to declare herdsmen killing innocent people in Benue state as terrorists.
The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, made the demand on Saturday, July 11, when condemning the recent killings in several parts of the state by suspected herdsmen, Channels TV reported.
Ortom said only a terrorist group would deliberately choose to violate the Benue anti-open grazing law. Credits: Photo collage sourced from Daily/CFR
According to a statement issued by his spokesperson, Terver Akase, the Benue state governor accused herdsmen of violating the 2017 law that prohibits open grazing of livestock in the state.
He said only a terrorist group would deliberately choose to violate the anti-open grazing law.
Ortom pointed out that declaring armed herdsmen as terrorists would end the wave of impunity and guarantee the rule of law in the state.
The governor urged people of the state to be vigilant report any suspicious persons to security agencies.