The Technical Sub Committee of the National Economic Council mediating in the herdsmen and farmers crisis in Benue, Nasarawa, Adamawa and Taraba states has revealed that fulanis in Benue state have agreed to abide by the open anti grazing law of the state.
The committee headed by Ebonyi state governor David Umahi disclosed this yesterday after a meeting of the herdsmen, stakeholders and governors of Benue and Nasarawa states.
It also revealed that all the parties at the meeting agreed that Benue State has the right to make laws and that individuals or group of people that are in the state have a duty to obey the law.
“The cheering news is that the herdsmen in Benue and Nasarawa states are willing to abide by the Open Grazing Prohibition Law of Benue State but they would need more time for ranching and support from the Federal Government to move into grazing reserves.
We observed that all the parties are willing to make peace and we are looking at the conditions and suggestions of the various groups handed over to us as the way forward to having peace.
“From discussions, it was agreed by the parties that Benue State has the right to make laws and that individuals or group of people that are in the state have a duty to obey the law.
“They also have a duty to meet with the authorities of the law to dialogue on any section of the law that they believe will not favour them.
As part of other takeaway from the meeting, security agents have in line with their directive decided that anybody with illegal weapon must be arrested, no matter who the person is.
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