Lalong blames Jang on grazing reserves protest

PLATEAU State governor, Mr. Solomon Lalong, on Friday alleged that protests against the creation of grazing reserves in the state were instigated by his predecessor, Senator Jonah Jang.

He told State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja that the reserves had been planned to end the incessant farmers and Fulani herdsmen’s clashes in the state.

However, he noted that those engaged in the protests were wasting their time because relevant stakeholders had already agreed on their establishment in the state.

“What they are protesting is grazing reserve but we are not talking about grazing reserves. What we are talking about is ranches. So, those who attended the workshop knew what was done.

“This is the Presidency. Let me say it and I am going to publish it. The man who introduced and is causing that confusion is Jonah Jang who incidentally was the one who introduced grazing reserves on the Plateau with a gazette in 2009. That is the gazette I am going to publish.”