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Gov. Ortom sets up committee to prevent cattle grazing crisis in Benue

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The Benue State Government has set up a committee to work out modalities to forestall the crisis usually caused by the invasion and killing of innocent people by herdsmen in parts of the state.

Governor Ortom announced the formation of the committee while declaring open a seminar for stakeholders in the security sector which took place yesterday at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.

He said similar committees would subsequently be inaugurated by his Security Adviser, Colonel Edwin Jando at the local government and ward levels, stressing the determination of his administration to prevent a repeat of the loss of lives and property as a result of the crisis.

He said the committees will be expected to embark on adequate sensitization of farmers and cattle rearers to enable them embrace ranching as a veritable solution for the recurrent crisis.

The statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, said the Governor emphasized the resolve of his administration to combat crime, saying that the state is already winning the war against hoodlums who are now on the run.

Representative of the Acting Tor Tiv, Chief Sule Abenga, described the seminar as timely as it would help in curbing the spilling of innocent blood.

Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in the State, Alhaji Gallus Gololo, promised on behalf of members to cooperate with the Ortom administration to ensure that there is cordial working relationship between them and the government.

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