A bill to provide for anti-land grabbing, kidnapping, cultism, anti-violence and other related matters has passed the second reading at the Plateau House of Assembly.
Mr Philip Dasun (APC, Pankshin North), who presented the bill before the House, said that the bill, which had six parts and 57 clauses, was presented to curtail incessant crises in the state.
“The detailed activities the law seeks to achieve include but not limited to protecting landed properties against violence.
“Dealing with attempts to commit offences and criminal conspiracies as well as prohibition of secret cults.
“The bill is also aimed at dealing with all forms of kidnappings”, Dasun, who is the Deputy Majority Leader, said.
The Speaker, Mr Abok Ayuba, who presided over the plenary, said that two other bills that had to do with anti-land grabbing and kidnapping as presented by some members would be harmonized into one.
Ayuba, after inputs from members, directed that the bill be sent to the Committee on Judiciary for a more detail assessment.
According to the Speaker, the committee is to report back to the House on June 16 for further legislative action.