‘Anti-grazing law violates herdsmen’s rights’


FILE PHOTO: A herdsman in Nigeria

A group, the Billital Moroobe Association of Nigeria (BILPAN) warned on Monday that the anti-grazing law enacted in some states was a violation of the fundamental human rights of herdsmen.

The group, which also call themselves Pastoralists, made the statement while speaking with newsmen in Dutse, Jigawa.

The position of the group comes amid out cries over the killing of hundreds of farmers by rampaging herdsmen nationwide.

The association described the anti-grazing stance of some states as infringing on herdsmen’s rights and freedom of movement.

The National President of BILPAN, Alhaji Ali Rimindako, while inaugurating the Jigawa State Chapter of the body, called for an immediate reversal of the anti-grazing law in states that had enacted the law.

He argued that signing the anti-grazing bill into law by some governors had technically infringed…

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