Ortom reads riot act to herders over open grazing

Fri Nov 1st, 2019 - Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has told cattle-owners in the state to are properly ranch their animals to avoid open-grazing or be ready to face sanctions as stipulated by law.

The governor gave the warning yesterday when he sighted a herd of cattle roaming the streets around Wadata area of Makurdi, the state capital.

Directing his Livestock Guards to immediately impound the animals and take them to the Quarantine Unit, Ortom invoked the ranching law, which provided that the cattle would be auctioned if the owner failed to pay the requisite fines after seven days.




source: Guardian