Herdsmen Crisis In Nigeria
Inaugurating the committee at Government House, Asaba, Okowa charged members to ensure that the law was effectively implemented in the best interest of Delta.
An Ekiti state high court, sitting in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, sentenced a 32-year-old herdsman, Muhammadu Abubakar, to life imprisonment for attempted murder.
The planned move by northern herdsmen to sue southern governors for signing the anti-open grazing law seems to be getting the backing of the federal government.
Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta state has joined his numerous counterparts in the Southern Governors Forum to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law.
Six southern states are reportedly yet to pass the anti-open grazing law. All the 17 southern states had agreed to pass the law to end farmers/herders clashes.
The Ondo state government has chided the Kaduna governor Nasir El-Rufai for saying the anti-open grazing laws signed by some southern governors are unrealistic.