The Benue State Executive Council has approved the declaration of seven-day prayer and fasting for God to intervene in the attacks on Benue communities by Fulani herdsmen.
The prayer and fasting period has been scheduled to commence tomorrow and end on Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 from 6am to 6pm daily.
The council, presided over by its chairman, Governor Samuel Ortom, made the resolution as an initiative to pray for peace in the land and seek divine wisdom in handling the herders and farmers crisis.
It also resolved to summon stakeholders’ forum to deliberate on the crisis.
The council reiterated its support to the State House of Assembly to conduct public hearings on the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Bill, Prohibition of Abduction, Kidnapping and Secret Cult Bill as well as the Road Traffic Authority Establishment Bill.
It would be recalled that the governor had earlier directed security agents to ensure the exit of Fulani herdsmen out of the affected local governments for peace to reign.
The governor also requested the security agents to arrest those responsible for the brutal killings of innocent farmers in the state.