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Plateau to enact anti-land grabbing law, others


The Plateau State Executive Council yesterday approved a bill to prohibit forcible occupation of landed property by armed persons.

Governor Simon Lalong, who presided over council meeting, also approved a bill for the establishment of the state’s Disability Rights Commission (DRC).

Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chris Ahmadu and his information counterpart, Dan Manjang, disclosed this after the council’s meeting in Jos.

Ahmadu said the bill, also known as anti-land grabbing bill, has some sections that deal with robbery, kidnapping, cultism and other violence-related matters.

“The prescribes arrest for persons who engage in land grabbing and the trend where armed people invade land, claim ownership and forcibly occupy such property. The bill also prescribes death penalty for armed persons that invade communities,” he added.

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