Hundreds of women across the twenty-three local government areas of Benue State stormed Makurdi, the state capital today and marched round major streets in support of the new law prohibiting open grazing in the state.
The anti open grazing law took effect on Wednesday, November One, 2017 across the state.
The women carried placards, some of which read: “Respect anti open grazing law,” “Governor Samuel Ortom, ahead ahead,” “We support anti open grazing law,” among others.
The women matched to the seat of power amid tight security where they made their position known to Governor Ortom.
Addressing the women, Governor Samuel Ortom stated that the law was not initiated against any person but to protect lives and property of people of the state.