Simon Utsu wrote
Last week, the Benue state governor signed the anti-grazing bill passed by his house of assembly into law and Fulani herdsmen in compliance started migrating to neighbouring states en mass and as usual, left a couple of casualties in their wake. I learnt two farmer in Logo, Benue were hacked down. I’ve been made to understand some of the herdsmen have made landing in Yala, Cross River. And of course, they didn’t do that without registering their presence; over the weekend, a farmer’s hand was hacked off in Yala!!!
That part of Cross River is boiling as I type, I learnt the natives are baying for blood. Even though I know my people don’t take rubbish and can cut off 100 enemy hands for every 10 hands cut off, I implore them not to take the law into their hands; they should please exhibit calm. The buck has now been passed to the table of Cross River state law makers. Speaker John-Gaul and his house members should with alacrity, deliberate on the anti-grazing bill and like other states, follow suit and pass it into law. If they fail to do this on time, we the people won’t fail to hold them responsible for any blood-letting that occurs as a result of escalation of tensions between herdsmen and Cross River natives.