Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said the State is willing to provide Fulani herdsmen with lands for ranching.
Ortom made this known in Abuja, during Professor Iorwuese Hagher’s 72nd birthday celebration, where he was represented by his Commisioner for Education, David Ityavyar.
The Governor who recently said Benue people should get license for their guns so that they will be able to defend themselves against what he termed ethnic cleansing maintained that the people of Benue and the Fulanis have been friends for a long time.
“Those who have a lot of cattle are still using ranching, and any Fulani person who wants to establish a ranching in Benue will have the land. Even if our ‘Chairman’ wants to start a ranch, he will get the land today.
”We will give you land and start the ranching today, so that people will see it as a model and wherever we go, we want to correct the impression because if you read history, you will see that we have always been friends with Fulani,” he said.