The governor joined other southern governors to sign the anti-open grazing bill into law on Thursday.

A bill banning open grazing has been passed into law by the Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu.

The governor signed the anti-open grazing bill into law on Thursday, according to ABN TV.

The state joins other states in the Southern region of the country to have enacted the law prohibiting open grazing in the region.

Southern governors had earlier in the year resolved to enact the law after a meeting, as a means to protect livelihood in the region and mitigate the incessant clashes between herders and farmers in the region.

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