The Benue state police command have arrested five herdsmen for violating the open grazing prohibition law in the state.
Samuel Ortom, the state governor said he will make example of the suspect as a deterrent to others.
Ortom disclosed this at the presentation of 18 operational vehicles and 100 motorcycles to the Benue state livestock guards in Makurdi, Benue state.
He lamented the brutal killing of two farmers by herdsmen in Guma and Logo local councils and alleged murder and rape of the victims’ wife.
Moses Yamu, he state police spokesman confirmed the arrest of the five herdsmen, adding that the suspects will be made to face the wrath of the law.
The suspects were arrested for bearing arms and ammunitions in Logo and Guma, local government area. They were also arrested for allegedly killing a man while trying to defend his wife from being raped.