The Bayelsa government says the recently enacted Anti-Open Grazing Law will assist in promoting peaceful coexistence among all Nigerians residing in the state.
Duba said there was no need for anyone in the state to take the laws into their hands as the government had put in place a mechanism to implement the law.
He added that the anti-open grazing law was not targeted at any section of the country.
“It may be recalled that the State Governor, His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri recently assented to the Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulations Law 2021 which restricts grazing of herds of cattle.
“Efforts are also being made to implement the provisions of the law with stakeholders’ agreement for a two-week of grace which elapses on April 10, 2021.
“Residents are advised to note that none of the provisions of the law empowers any individual to enforce it.
“Anyone whose right has been infringed under the law should file complaints with the police and the implementation committee rather than take laws into their own hands,” Duba said.
He expressed the Diri led administration’s commitment to ensuring security to foster peaceful co-existence of residents in an environment devoid of crime and criminality.
He said that the state government would pick the bills of the surviving victims who sustained gunshot injuries from the attack and he commiserated with the families of the deceased.