The Benue State government has temporarily suspended the operations of livestock guards and the state para-military agency saddled with the responsibility of enforcing the state anti-open grazing law for a period of two weeks.
Governor Samuel Ortom, who made the disclosure on Tuesday shortly after a security council meeting that followed the recent wanton killing in the state said the move was to allow all herdsmen with livestock across the state to leave.
The governor, while addressing journalists after the security meeting, explained that the suspension was to show a good fate to all the herders who claimed to have come into the state without knowing there was Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of 2017.
The Governor Ortom also revealed that security agencies in the state have received directives from President Muhammadu Buhari to fish out perpetrators of the mass killings across the state.
He charged security agencies to act fast on the matter in order to bring victims of the attack some form of justice.