EDOCSO Calls For Anti-Open Grazing Law, Cautions Land Encroachers in Edo

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EDOCSO Calls For Anti-Open Grazing Law, Cautions Land Encroachers in Edo.

By Emmanuel Ikhenebome

BENIN CITY – Due to recent killings, maiming and destruction of properties in some parts of the country arising from Farmers and herdsmen clashes, Edo Civil Society Organization(EDOCSO) has called for the enactment of anti-open grazing law in Edo state.

The Coordinator-General EDOCSO, Comr Omobude Agho, made the call over the weekend in Benin city, during the General Assembly and Feast of Solidarity of the organization.

Comr Agho added that, Edo people can not sleep with their two eyes closed as a result of such clashes by the warring parties over land, hence the need to enact a law to protect citizens.

EDOCSO Coordinator-General who called on cattle rearers to own ranches for their cows as obtainable in other part of the world, appeal to the state governor, Godwin Obaseki to protect citizens, which according to him is the primary responsibility of government.

Meanwhile, the Comr Agho led EDOCSO has called on those that are encroaching into the state property to cease from doing so, especially that of Ogba zoological garden and the Benin Technical College.

The civil society organization stated, the government is bent on reclaiming landed property encroached on, adding, the group will assist the state towards achieving it as such belongs to Edo people.

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