CAN Blames Buhari’s Inaction For Mindless Killings By Fulani Herdsmen
January 6, 2018 – Outrage Over Mindless Killings By Fulani Herdsmen In Benue, Kaduna & Rivers States
CAN Blames Buhari’s Inaction For Mindless Killings By Fulani Herdsmen, Says They Have Killed More People Than Boko Haram
The Nigerian Federal Government came under fire from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday over the series of attacks by Fulani herdsman on farmers around the country.
CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said the government was not serious about putting an end to the crisis.
Ayokunle who reacted to the killings by the Fulani herdsman through a statement he issued in Abuja, said government should act decisively before it becomes a national war.
He said the Buhari government had failed to uphold the constitution which it swore to uphold “because they have failed in protecting Nigerians from the attacks of Fulani Herdsmen in the affected areas.
“If they continue to allow Fulani herdsmen to be having a field day in killing people like this, is it not the Fulani alone that would remain that they would be governing? God forbid.”
“There is the need for the government to act decisively on the rampaging Fulani herdsmen before it becomes a national war.
“We in the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are forced to make this press release on the continuous inhuman and wicked activities of Fulani herdsmen all over the federation who are going from community to community killing innocent farmers with impunity.
“They have killed more people than the Boko Haram sect and almost displaced more people than them. We are now reaching a breaking point in our patience and toleration of this wicked impunity before degenerating to a civil war.
“While the government has taken the battle to Boko Haram terrorists, the Indigenous People of Biafra, the Badoo boys, the Niger Delta Avengers and other groups, the government has not shown any serious willingness to checkmate the murderous Fulani Herdsmen. This to us is a betrayal of the confidence reposed in this government by Nigerians when they voted them into power.
“We need to know why the intelligence units of all security apparatus we have in this country has not been able to discover the sources of supply of ammunition to Fulani herdsmen living virtually in the bush.
“The Customs and the Immigration services together with the Police have case to answer. Who are the suppliers of these weapons?
“If the murderous herdsmen are foreigners, as it is being claimed in some quarters, why did we allow dangerous foreigners into our country to come and kill us? Our government has a case to answer too.
“We are therefore tasking the government of the day; the Executive, the Senate, the House of Representatives and all security agencies to rise up to their responsibilities, and we equally call on all stake holders in this nation together for a solemn assembly that would address all these things and come out with lasting solution to these senseless attacks.
“The international community cannot afford to be watching us without lending a voice to our cries to our government to checkmate the murderous Fulani herdsmen who appear not to care about the future of this nation.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is further appealing to the international community to come to our aid by providing relief for many in the hospitals and those that are displaced as a result of these attacks.
“We urge all churches to set aside time this coming Sunday, January 7, to pray for Nigeria and for victory over the wicked killings of Fulani Herdsmen.
Our nation can never be great in a state of insecurity and war as we are presently experiencing it. This government owes the entire Nigerians the responsibility of competent action, not just action by words of mouth.”
Also, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja condemned the attacks as did Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State who vowed that no amount of intimidation from any quarters would stop the implementation of the law prohibiting open grazing in the state.
January 6, 2018 at 4:44 AM
CAN ,GOOD ONE RATHER TOO LATE BUT STRONG CONDEMNATION ON VAMPIRES ATTACKING INNOCENT CITIZENS AND DEFINTELY THINKING CHRISTIANITY MAY BE WIPED AWAY..CAN,YOU ARE BETTER THAN ALL OUR SOUTHERN GOVERNORS WHO ARE COWARDS AND CANNOT SPEAK UP OR PROTECT THE CITIZENRY.FAYOSE SHOULD BE APPLAUDED ON DEALING WITH THOSE MONSTERS.OUR HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ARE EMPTY AND POLICE AND CO COMPROMISED..LIKE U SAID BROADCAST TO INTL COMMUNITIES AND PUT IT AS DOCUMENTARY.JUST LIKE THE LIBYAN SLAVE TRADE SHOCKED THE ENTIRE WORLD..THIS EVIL MUST STOP
January 6, 2018 at 5:02 AM
Every state Government must enforce its laws, don’t wait for the President; Lagos state does not play around, the state law must be gleefully read out to folks.
January 6, 2018 at 5:55 AM
That certainly is a good one from Christian Association of Nigeria. Buhari holds the whole blame in the ongoing rampage and onslaught unleashed on innocent residents of Benue State by the evil pastoralists. The federal government laxity and indifferent attitude towards the incessant killings of defenseless civilians should be seriously call into question. Bunue state government has done their part in enacting law that prohibit open grazing in their land. And since the state government is currently incapacitated in bringing full security coverage over their state, it is therefore the duty of the president in charge of the armed forces to mobilize security personnel to bring lasting peace to that part of the country. The senseless killing had gained momentum ever since the fulani president came to power. This is a sign he’s fully backing the murderous fulani herds men. He should be investigated by the ICC and the United nation for war crime and crime against humanity. Such a heartless president.
J. B. Hunter
January 6, 2018 at 7:50 AM
@ Endurance, may God of Heaven richly bless you aboundantly for me. I have been following your comments recently and it makes a whole lot of sense. Your head correct well well.
ONE SURPISE, When this fulani terrorist kingpin in Aso Rock called buhari was seriously sick (and maybe still is) and flown abroad we prayed for his recovery.
We recall vividly that during that period, the herdsmen laid low throughout the country. But as soon as buhari came back and his health seem to have improved their madness and bloodthirst return in full force.
Now, we don‘t know if it was buhari we prayed for or the fulani herdsmen to re-group and kill us all off.
The fact that buhari himself is a fulani man and the C in C of the armed forces of Nigeria by providence and watch with absolute mutiny how his kinsmen unleash terror attacks on innocent law abiding citizens of this country, makes him the No. 1 suspect in this wave of senseless blood flow.
Therefore, I urge all Nigerians especially the Christians to come together in unity to join hands and sack bad leadership and anarchy in this country.
Let it be an injury to one is an injury to all.
United we stand divided we fall.
Say a big “NO“ to fulani herdsmen killings and any form of terrorist activities.
Say no to segregation, tribalism, favouritism, nepotism, religious bigotary and fanactism, so that together we can build a stronger and safer Nation. #so sick#
I take a stroll…
January 6, 2018 at 8:57 PM
I dey feel you too my oga. May God bless you too and everyone in this forum.
January 6, 2018 at 12:51 PM
The state govt should protect their people by enacting laws curbing the activities of herdsmen. Waiting for the federal govt especially the president is a waste of time and lives because he will never do anything about it. The solution lies solely in the hands of the state govt
January 6, 2018 at 8:53 PM
DB…are you aware that after enacting the anti grazing law and before the violent killings ensue, Benue state government reported to the federal government led by president muhammadu Buhari about the words of threat from the MIYETTI ALLAH CATTLE BRIDDER that it will mobilize it members to resist the implementation of the anti-grazing law enacted? Therefore, the question begging for answer is, why did the federal government not respond to support the benue state government in beefing up security in it entire territory in order to avert possible bloodshed after receiving this valuable tip off ? If Nigeria federal government could send it armed forces to keep peace in war torn lands outside their country, what stop it from deploying it armed forces to keep peace in one of it territory that have marred by violent bloodshed in the past? Did you also recall that the state governments from the southeast for instance did not request for any military presence or intervention before battalions of soldiers were deployed by mr president to quell those peacefully calling for secession from the southeast in some few months ago, even though the IPOB movement were none violent and without arms? If the regime of president muhammadu Buhari could deploy leather weapons and armored carriers along with sophisticated air power to a region that is peaceful and without any record of bloodshed and conflict directed to one another, it then mean the federal government ought to be question for keeping blind eyes while innocent women, children , young men and the elderly are massacred in their hundreds by the dreaded marauders in Benue State that is part of our national territorial. All of this shows crystal clear that the regime has hands in what is happening in Benue state. Their is simply no argument about this. The international community need to be invited into this matter and I think that is exactly what the Benue state government is doing currently. This is a criminal regime that need to be strongly condemn.
January 7, 2018 at 1:50 AM
Whoever that votes for this criminal Buhari by 2019 is a real bastard,this man has never show us anything yet until he get there by 2019,he will make sure he wipe out all christian in that country people should go and sit tight and plan how to get rid of this heartless old sadist president,i always wish him negative in life because i know he has nothing to offer Nigerians.
January 7, 2018 at 5:13 AM
Enough is Enough
J. B. Hunter
January 7, 2018 at 5:16 AM
@ DB, now, can you honestly answer all the questions asked you by Endurance?
If it were possible I would have suggested the Benue state govt completely ban any fulani activities in the state. For crying out loud the fulani people are not anywhere part of Benue state indigenes. So why can‘t they go to their Sokoto, Zamfara, Yobe states to rear their cattles and destroy farm lands or kill any farmer that try to stand in their way?
Benue state is predominantly made up of the Tivs, the Idomas, Igedes, Ankpa, Itilo and few other tribes like that. There‘s nothing like fulani decendant anywhere near Benue state.
If so, is this not a case of pure encroachment on the part of the fulanis to have not only come to settle in the land but also kill the legitimate indigenes of the state just because of their cows?
I take a stroll…
January 7, 2018 at 8:40 PM
Yeah. Its a case of unrepentant nepotism, impunity, lawlessness and madness!
January 8, 2018 at 11:25 AM
CAN please dont blame that old man with Dementia,i blame people that voted someone that was involve in Nigeria biafra war he is used to blood and i also blame Nigeria youth for keeping quiet for this olds rats
January 28, 2018 at 7:35 PM
No state should wait for president b4 executing their constitutional right against these bloody terrorist organization called fullani herdsmen, hence if they wait for president they must have already 70% capture and kill by the Fulani herdsmen before deploying its compromise security agency to stop them not to prosecute as in the case of Benue and others state. Their Islamic state agenda will not workout because God of Heaven will always nullify their plan to slave the Christians. The country is at their hands right from the presidency to the least position they’ve occupied over70% big position who are we to get say. Only God will fight and will surely win this country for us