Former Minister of State for Education in the Yar’Adua administration, Jerry Agada, has raised alarm of heightened tension currently in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State due to the influx of herdsmen and cows.
Mr. Jerry Agada speaking at the stakeholders meeting held at Government House in Makurdi yesterday said Fulani herdsmen have threatened to invade the Agatu communities with their cattle not minding the anti-open grazing law already in place in Benue State.
His words “Let me give the leaders and government of the state some useful information.
“A man from Agatu Local Government called me on Saturday that Fulani herdsmen had threatened to invade their communities with their cows.
“As I was coming here this morning, the man called me on phone that the herdsmen have carried out their threat, with thousands of cows that have invaded Agatu communities”, he added.
He further quoted his informant as saying that “tension has heightened in Agatu with the influx of cows”.