The Benue government has described the call by the national president of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Belo Bodejoh, for the declaration of emergency rule in the state and Taraba as unrealistic, untenable and unacceptable.
In a statement yesterday in Makurdi, the Special Adviser on Media and ICT to the governor, Tahav Agerzua, said the call was myopic, as several other states across the six geopolitical zones of the country had experienced one crisis or the other of even of greater magnitude yet were included.
His words: “Incidentally, what Benue and Taraba states have in common is the enactment and implementation of ranches’ laws which prohibit open grazing. These laws were made to curb incessant clashes between farmers and herders that had taken a huge toll on human lives and property in the two states in accordance with the 1999 Constitution (as amended). Read more