Anglican Cleric Condemns Fulani Herdsmen Attacks on Host Communities

Most Revered Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has condemned the activities of herdsmen across the country and called on the federal government to, as a matter of urgency, disarm them to put a stop to the militarisation of the nation.
He warned against what he tagged as home grown militarization in the civil dispensation, said an urgent action needs to be taken to arrest the shielding of innocent blood.

The Anglican prelate handed down the charge in Awka over the weekend at the commissioning of a shopping mall by the Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano.
In the bid to put a stop to in unnecessary killing by the Fulani herdsmen on their host communities, the Arch Bishop of Enugu Diocese,  Most  Reverend Emmanuel Chukwua has called on the government to  put every necessary machinery in place that will end these incessant attacks on the host communities by the Fulani herdsmen.
The bishop, who spoke with grieve expressed worry that urgent action needs be taken, said the villagers too are battle ready to fight back as measures that would forestall further shielding of innocent blood.
He cautioned that the people of Enugu state have had enough of the attacks and would no longer tolerate action from the herdsmen as mechanism for self defense.
The bishop urged government to intensify efforts in manning the country’s borders with the drive to arrest illegal immigrants who disguise as Fulani herdsmen.
He advocates for a government position to enact a law that will put a check on the movement of herdsmen and their cattle in pasturing as well as making sure the flock does not encroach into people’s farmland and private properties.
Series of calls have gone up for government speedy intervention in the Fulani herdsmen unnecessary killing of innocent citizens, only time would tell if President Muhamadu Buhari would yield to this renewed calls as the wise saying goes, ‘a Stitch in time saves nine’.



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