What Ortom Said After Court Victory Over Miyetti Allah
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State/File Photo

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said that Thursday’s court victory over the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore is for justice, democracy and the rule of law, Concise News reports.

Ortom was reacting to the judgment of the Federal High Court today which dismissed the suit filed by Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore against Benue State, challenging the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.

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This online news medium had earlier reported earlier that the Miyetti Allah Kautal lost a suit it filed challenging the anti-open grazing in Benue State.

The Governor, in a statement on Thursday through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase commends the country’s judiciary for proving once again that it is indeed the last hope of the common people.

He says that the judgment affirms the fact that the law was duly enacted and it is in the interest of all Nigerians who wish to go into livestock business in the state.

The Governor, on behalf of the government and people of the state, appreciated individuals and groups, as well as all other Nigerians who supported the state while the case lasted.

Ortom restates the commitment of his administration to ensuring that implementation of the ranching law guarantees peace in all parts of the State.

He urges Miyetti Allah groups and other livestock owners to embrace ranching which he says is the global best practice of animal husbandry.