Abia State Passes Anti-open Grazing Bill
Herdsmen and their cows blocking Imiringi Road Bayelsa State on Thursday (16/3/17)/NAN

The Abia State House of Assembly has passed the anti-open grazing bill into law to curb herdsmen and farmers clashes.

Concise News gathered that the bill was sponsored by Rt. Honorable Martins Azubuike, member representing Isiala Ngwa North state constituency.

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While addressing the press after the passage of the bill, the Speaker, Rt. Honorable Chikwendu Kalu said the anti-grazing law was to tame the menace of herdsmen in the state which would go a long way in securing lives and properties.

According to Kalu, the “law stipulates that every cattle entering into tbe state must be registered at the entry point to the state and must be conveyed in a vehicle, failure of which would attract seizure of the cattle and severe sanctions.”

He added that the law stipulates strict sanctions for defaulters, urging those saddled with its implementation to live up to their duties.