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Oyo Anti-grazing Bill: Fulani group seeks alternative grazing space

National President, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDA), Alhaji Sale Bayari, yesterday said that Nigeria needed to review her position and pull out of the ECOWAS free movement protocol which is affecting her national security.

Bayari stated this while briefing journalists at the Oyo State Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on the proposed anti-grazing bill which has passed second reading by the state House of Assembly.



The group called for human face and alternative grazing space before the law is passed, noting that small and light weapons were not only in the hands of herdsmen but all Nigerians suffering insecurity. Bayari, however, stated that there has been a drop in kidnapping in the zone since the group met with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, adding that there are over 300 clans of Fulani extraction of which Bororo is just one of them.



The Gan Allah leader said generalising the crime of a few on the majority would be tantamount to injustice.



He added: “We pledge today that we shall ensure that our members are law abiding, obedient and respectful to constituted authorities while promising to go all out to ensure that criminal elements are flushed out of our communities and ethnic group which may even make the enactment of the anti-open grazing law no longer necessary or absolute.



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