The Benue State Livestock Guards have arrested a Fulani herdsman recognized as Amandu Wakili suspected to be answerable for the latest assaults on some communities within the state.
Wakili, who was arrested in firm of different herdsmen, disclosed that they had been working for one Alhaji Aliyu Tershaku.
Addressing journalists on Thursday in Makurdi, the state capital, Mallam Wakili claimed that Tershaku requested herdsmen, together with him to return to the state and proceed with grazing of cattle in defiance of the Benue State Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Institution Regulation.
The herder, who was arrested in one of many communities bordering College of Agriculture Makurdi yesterday whereas overtly grazing his cattle, stated they had been instructed to maneuver to Benue however be watchful to withstand cattle rustling whereas additionally avoiding destruction of farms.
Talking in Hausa, Wakili stated two of his fellow herders who had been with him ran away with their cattle whereas he was arrested and brought to Makurdi by operatives of the Livestock Guards.
The herder disclosed that they got here to the state from Awe Native Authorities Space of Nasarawa State, including that extra of their members had been billed to relocate to Benue on the directions of their leaders.
Additionally talking, the State Commandant of Livestock Guards, Mr. Linus Zaki, stated they obtained intelligence reviews that herders had been grazing overtly round College of Agriculture Makurdi communities and swiftly despatched his patrol males who arrested Mallam Wakili for contravening the state’s Ranching Regulation.
He stated the herder was arrested with a cutlass with which he used to withstand arrest however was later overpowered by males of the Livestock Guards and brought away to the state workplace of the company.
In accordance with the Commandant, Mallam Wakili can be handed over to the Police for additional investigation and prosecution.