Nothing Wrong With Anti-Grazing Law, Senate Says
Senate has insisted that the anti-grazing laws passed by Taraba, Benue and Ekiti are not the reasons for the continued killings in those states as insinuated by Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali.
The position was taken Wednesday in plenary after lawmakers debated on a motion by Senator representing Benue North-East, Barnabas Gemade.
Recall that the Defence Minister had after Tuesday’s Security Meeting called for the suspension of the anti-grazing law as a way of ending the killings in those states.
But Senator Gemade in his lead debate argued that states like Kaduna and Zamfara do not have the anti-grazing law yet killings are constant.
Meanwhile, Senate has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate Amnesty International’s report which indicted Nigerians Troops fighting the insurgency in the North-East of rape and other human rights violations.
In a motion on the floor of the Senate, Shehu Sani described federal government’s denial of the report as unfortunate.
The ad-hoc committee is headed by Senator David Umaru. Many Nigerians are beig attacked by the herdsmen in some parts of the country.
Early this month, scores of Nigerians were buried in Benue after the continuous attack by herdsmen in Benue villages.