There are indications that Nigerians are apprehensive of what will happen following the enforcement of the anti-grazing ban in southern part of the country.
The ban was announced by the governors of the states in the region after their meeting on July 5.
According to them, the decision followed series of killings of farmers that had taken place in the region by some armed herders.
Speaking on the development, Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, said the Federal Government should respect the decision and laws promulgated by the governors.
Afenifere’s spokesman, Jare Ajayi, had said the federal government should allow the governors to use their regional security outfits to enforce the ban.
The National Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore, Saleh Alhassan, said its members would not respect the law by the southern governors.
But Afenifere’s spokesperson said the group was not ready to drag issues with the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore.
He said: “We stand solidly behind the governors, and we urge them to forge ahead. As far as this matter is concerned, we won’t join issues with Miyetti Allah; we have no business with them.
“Everybody knows that where a law has been passed, anybody who violates that law is an offender and must face whatever penalty that law specifies. The fact that you don’t recognise a law or you are ignorant of it does not mean that when you violate that law you are not culpable.
“So whatever Miyetti Allah is saying that they don’t recognise the law is non of our business. Our stand is that the governors promulgated the law legitimately having gone through the normal process; it has to be obeyed.”