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Abia Assembly to enlighten security operatives on anti-open grazing law

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By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—THE Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Mr. Chikwendu Kalu has disclosed that the lawmakers would  enlighten  the security operatives on the state’s anti-grazing law.

He said the enlightenment engagement would enable the  law officers, particularly the  police to understand the provisions of the anti-grazing law as they are the people to prosecute offenders.

According to Kalu, he would mandate the clerk of the House to make copies of the law available to the security agencies, particularly the police to study before the enlightenment so that they can be conversant with the provisions.

Already, the Speaker said that two divisional police officers, DPOs, from Abia North zone which is prone to herdsmen attacks had visited him to be educated on the provisions of the law, an action he said prompted him to decide on enlightenment engagement with security operatives.

However, the Speaker has raised doubt over full implementation of the anti-grazing laws enacted by some State governments due to the current composition of the nation’s security architecture, which he said is tilted in favour of the Fulani.

 

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