Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue attributed the exclusion of Benue from the list 24 State facing the prospect of terror attacks

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has attributed the exclusion of Benue from the list of 24 states published by the United Kingdom government facing the prospect of terror attacks to the grazing law, which has restrained movement of armed herdsmen into the state and largely restored peace in the various communities. 

He urged the Federal Government to emulate the Benue example by outlawing open grazing and embrace ranching to check the influx of armed herdsmen from other parts of Africa, who engage in banditry and kidnappings and constitute themselves into security threat to the collective wellbeing of Nigerians. 

Ortom, who spoke in Makurdi when he received the report of the Dr Iyorchia Ayu-led Transition Committee, said the people of the state were enjoying relative peace because the grazing law was in place and security personnel were doing their best to ensure that there was no breach of the peace.