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Killings danger to Nigeria, says CAN chairman


HerdsmenChairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) South south zone, Bishop Tunde Adeleye, has condemned the act of killing by Fulani herdsmen, describing it as potential danger to the country.

Adeleye, who is also the Bishop of Anglican Communion, Diocese of Calabar, Cross River, stated this yesterday, while addressing Journalist in his office.

According to him, Boko Haram would be a child’s play compared to Fulani herdsmen, questioning the silence of the Presidency over the matter.
He said these Fulani herdsmen are all over the country and described their attacks as a potential danger and time bomb in the country. “I think that Boko Haram will be a child’s play to what these people are going to do to this country because right now they have penetrated into those areas Boko Haram has not been to and they are moving more freely, heavily armed and nobody is stopping them.”

He expressed concern at the spread noting, “I don’t think is normal for someone to follow cows, trek with his legs to Warri, or other parts of the country, I think it is more than cow. What are they doing moving with sophisticated guns? You woukld be amazed to see these cows entering streets where there are no grasses.

He said people are of the opinion that the presidency’s or quietness is extremely disturbing. Why has he not said anything about it? Can’t these people be stopped? Can there be no regulation on where they can go?

According to the CAN chairman, “The southerners too are fishermen, but they are not allowed to go to any other country or any other man’s river. But here we allow herdsmen to move around with guns.

He said, they have taken over people’s lands and end up killing them.
In this case, the non-herdsmen in Nigeria are being helpless and venerable to the attack of these people and it is unfair.”

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