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Herdsmen: Violators of Anti-grazing Law will be Dealt with irrespective of Ethnic Background, Monarch Warns



The Olugbon if Orile Ogbon, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the Oyo State Council of Obas, Oba Francis Alao has urged the herdsmen in the state not to flout the anti-open grazing law put in place to regulate animal husbandry in the state.

The monarch, who said this during a chat with newsmen in Ibadan, stressed that no government would fold its arms and watch people violate the law, adding that the state government would not allow anybody to violate its anti-open grazing law.

He said although the Constitution permits Nigerians to live anywhere they want to live, that section of the constitution was not a licence for anybody to break the law.

According to him, the state put the anti-open grazing law in place to end the crisis between herdsmen and farmers and the monarch warned that the law would be enforced strictly. He added that any violator would be dealt with irrespective of their ethnic background or religious beliefs.

The Olugbon said, “The anti-open grazing law has been passed and if anybody violates the law, the law enforcement agents will catch up with such a person. Such will be dealt with in accordance with the law.‌

“Whoever violates the law, the law enforcement agents will catch him or her and will face the consequence.”

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