The Benue State House of Assembly has called on the Federal Government to immediately arrest and charge the Secretary General of Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Mr Sale Alhassan for treason following the passage of the Open Grazing Prohibition Bill on May 4.
The leadership of the Miyetti Allah Association were said to have incited its members to rise against the law even after 12 people were killed by the opposition on May 7.
The call further renewed fears amongst Benue indigenes including the lawmakers who are now calling for stiff penalties. The Deputy Majority Leader of the House who spoke to Channels TV, condemned the move, saying the House will do all it can to bring the perpetrators to book.
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