Herdsmen Killings: Police Speaks On Enforcing Benue Anti-open Grazing Law
The Nigeria Police Force has assured that it would enforce laws targeted at protection of lives and property.
Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said this while speaking on the enforcement of the law forbidding open grazing in Benue State.
The police spokesperson noted that the civil authorities had the right to issue a directive to the security agencies.
The House of Representatives had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct security agencies to immediately begin the enforcement of the Anti-Open Grazing (Prohibition) Law in Benue State and halt the killings by herdsmen.
Reacting, Moshood said: “If they are directing the IG, they have the constitutional right to give any directive to an agency over which they have an oversight.
“Nobody is denying that. They should be the ones to say whether we have been enforcing the ban or not.
“On our part, the police have been enforcing all the laws as they concern the protection of lives and property. What I’m telling you is that the police are bound to enforce all laws (including the ban).
“It is the same people who say they are giving a directive that can say whether the police have been enforcing the ban or not.”