•Benue Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni
The Police in Benue State yesterday said that 44 people have been arrested so far from different locations in the state for not complying with the anti-grazing law of the state.
State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who made the disclosure at press briefing in Makurdi, said that the suspects were apprehended in the course of the ongoing military operation in the state and handed to the police.
Owoseni said the suspects have already been arraigned in court for the law to take its due course.
In a similar vein, the commissioner noted that 10 suspects were apprehended following reports made to the police by some herders in Guma Local Government Area of the state that their animals were rustled.
He said that after the arrest of the suspects allegedly involved in the incident, the police quickly put measures in place to avoid a reprisal while the command on the whole continues to strengthens ties with other security agencies to embark on confidence buildings in communities deserted by the rural dwellers.
The police commissioner further expressed hope that with the ongoing interactions at all levels, the police would be better equipped to enforce the grazing law as provision of tools to work effectively are made available. (Daily Trust)