Benue won’t accept Grazing reserves- Prof. Saror

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Professor Daniel Saror, said that the idea of grazing reserves as being advocated by herdsmen is meant to grab land to enable the herders live on in perpetuity with a view to enforcing their way of life on surrounding communities

Professor Saror said this today at a thanksgiving service in Makurdi to mark his 80th birthday anniversary celebration.

Saror who was elected twice as Senator to represent Benue North East Senatorial District said that Benue state won’t accept grazing reserves, stressing that the plan should be roundly rejected by all.

According to him, “Let us not make the mistake not to stand firmly and reject anybody by what ever means that he wants us to have a grazing reserve. When (Gabriel) Suswam was the Governor, we told him not to accept it. We have told Governor Ortom that he should not accept it too,” Professor Saror stated.

He explained that the militia herdsmen and Boko Haram have contacts that extend to the Middle East, Asia, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia among others and are funded in billions of naira to execute the conquest agenda of the caliphate.

Saying that Nigeria’s current insecurity is a well coordinated agenda to spread the caliphate throughout the country, Saror explained that the insecurity in Benue and other parts of the country is not an accident but deliberate.

His words: “The insecurity we are seeing in Benue and Nigeria today is not an accident. It is a planned programme. Boko Haram does not consist of miscreants. They are intelligent people; they are highly connected in Nigeria and abroad.

“Their mission is simple, they want to conquer and islamise. The Jihadists that you hear about in the North West are also not miscreants. They are highly connected, highly motivated and highly experienced in their own ideas and what they want. They want to spread the caliphate throughout Nigeria,”

Governor Samuel Ortom in his brief remarks described Professor Saror as a detribalised Nigerian who had recorded milestones in the academia, politics among others and deserved to be celebrated, having been blessed with such a wonderful age.

Pastor in charge of NKST Church Asen, Rev Johannes Hough preached on the theme: “Know God’s loving kindness and worship Him in truth and spirit.”

Several other personalities, family members, political associates as well as friends attended the thanksgiving service to honour the former University don.