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The Benue State Livestock Guards have arrested a Fulani herdsman

The Benue State Livestock Guards have arrested a
Fulani herdsman identified as Amandu Wakili who has
admitted working for one Alhaji Aliyu Tershaku in
company of several others suspected to be responsible
for the recent attacks on some communities in the
state.
Mallam Wakili made the revelation today in an interview
with newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital.
He claimed that Tershaku asked herdsmen including
him to return to the state and continue with grazing of
cattle in defiance of the Benue State Open Grazing
Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.
The herder who was arrested in one of the communities
bordering University of Agriculture Makurdi yesterday
openly grazing his cattle, said the they were instructed
to move to Benue but be watchful to resist cattle
rustling while also avoiding destruction of crop farms.
Wakili who spoke in Hausa said two of his fellow
herders who were with him ran away with their cattle
while he was arrested and taken to Makurdi by
operatives of the Livestock Guards.
He stated that they came to the state from Awe Local
Government Area of Nasarawa State, stressing that
more of their members were billed to relocate to Benue
on the instructions of their leaders.
State Commandant of Livestock Guards, Mr. Linus Zaki
while addressing newsmen on the matter, said they
received intelligence reports that herders were grazing
openly around University of Agriculture Makurdi
communities and swiftly sent his patrol men who
arrested Mallam Wakili for contravening the state's
Ranching Law.
He said the herder was arrested with a cutlass with
which he used to resist arrest but was later
overpowered by men of the Livestock Guards and taken
away to the state office of the agency.

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