The Benue State Government has sent a bill to the State House of Assembly to outlaw and ban open grazing of cattle in the state.
Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed this to the people of Sankera in the Benue North East senatorial district at the ongoing state-wide town hall meetings.
He said it was a move aimed at curbing clashes between herdsmen and farmers especially following the recent killing of over 10 persons in Logo and Ukum Local Government last week Saturday.
Mr Ortom, while responding to the demand for protection, disclosed that an executive bill prohibiting open grazing has been sent to the state assembly.
The Sankera people are known for large scale farming of rice and yam. They came together in Katsina-Ala to demand action from the federal and state government over the killing of their people.