Fulani Herdsmen Group vows to challenge Benue Anti-Grazing law

The group also described as obnoxious and a recipe for anarchy the law restricting its members from grazing openly.

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A Fulani group known as The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has vowed to use legal means to challenge the Benue state Anti-Grazing law.

The group also described as obnoxious and a recipe for anarchy the law restricting its members from grazing openly.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state recently signed the bill into law, following several clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

According to Daily Post, the National President of the organisation, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo and the National Secretary Engineer Saleh Alhassan issued a joint statement saying that “Cattle rustling and violence against Fulani herders have pervaded most states in Nigeria. We view this as part of an economically based form of criminality and agenda perpetrated by criminal networks that are illegal and informal against out people.

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“We want to state here that we reject that repressive and oppressive law and will deploy all the necessary legal means as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution to challenge it.

“We will mobilize our people to resist any attempt to enslave them through this wicked legislation even contemplated in the history of our nation.”

There have been several reports of loss of lives and destruction of properties as a result of clashes between herdsmen and farmers across the country.

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