Al-Makura Convenes Security Meeting Over Tension In Border Communities

Halesmah Gayam  
Updated November 2, 2017

Al-Makura Convenes Security Meeting Over Tension In Border Communities

Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura has convened an expanded security meeting over tension arising at the border communities between the state and Benue State.

The tension is said to have emerged as a result of the Anti-Open Grazing Law signed by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State which took effect on Wednesday.

Giving a preamble of the meeting on Thursday in Lafia, Governor Al-Makura said it was necessitated by the purported migration of herdsmen from Benue to Nasarawa.

He added that the meeting was convened to fashion out ways of managing the influx in a way that it would not affect social and economic activities in the state.

Present at the meeting are commissioners, heads of security outfits, some traditional rulers of affected communities, and some local government interim management committee chairmen in the state among others.

The meeting, which later went into a closed-door session, started at 1:25pm and is expected to last for one hour after which journalists would be briefed on the recommendations made.

After the meeting, Governor Al-Makura is also expected to take an aerial survey of border communities in company of some heads of security outfits to have a first-hand information on the situation on ground.