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IN BENUE: Protesters lock down Makurdi

There was protest organised by National Council of Tiv Youths (NCTY), yesterday in Makurdi, Benue state capital, against the outburst of cattle breeders over signing into Law of anti-open grazing bill.

The protesters, numbering hundreds and led by NCTY National President, Chief John Akperashi, marched through all major streets of Makurdi and stormed Government House where Governor Samuel Ortom addressed them.

Some on their placard reads: “Open grazing is the Law” ,” Security operatives Meyatti all now “.

There was traffic gridlock on Kashim Ibrahim road up to the Government House round about as the protesters marched through and sang solidarity songs in support of anti-open grazing law.
National President of National Council of Tiv Youths Chief Akperashi presented a letter to Governor Ortom for onward transmission to Mr. President.

He described the activities of Meyatti Allah who is opposed to the anti-open grazing law as security threat to the nation and farmers in particular.

He said Tiv youths are in total support of anti-open grazing law and commended Ortom for signing the law.

Governor Ortom on his party assured the protesters that his administration has put in structures to implement the anti-open grazing law.

The government commended the protesters for their orderly conduct.

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