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We’ll Enforce Anti-Open Grazing Laws, Say Police

The Nigeria Police Force said on Friday that its personnel would enforce all the laws in any state as they concerned the protection of lives and property.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, stated this in an interview while speaking on the enforcement of the law on the open grazing ban in Benue State.
Moshood said the police would enforce all the laws as they pertained to the protection of lives and property.
The police spokesperson noted that the civil authorities had the right to issue a directive to the security agencies.
The House of Representatives had on Thursday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct security agencies to immediately begin the enforcement of the Open Grazing (Prohibition) Law in Benue State and halt the killings by herdsmen.
The House passed the resolution in Abuja as lawmakers again condemned the latest attacks on villagers in the Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state where 26 more lives were lost on Monday.
It asked the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and heads of other security agencies to implement the anti-open grazing law in Benue State.
When asked whether or not the police had enforced the law on open grazing by the Benue State Government as directed by the members of the House of Representatives, Moshood said, “If they are directing the IG, they have the constitutional right to give any directive to an agency over which they have an oversight. Nobody is denying that. They should be the ones to say whether we have been enforcing the ban or not.Continue reading.

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