At a news conference in Abuja on Monday, Methodist Church of Nigeria Prelate Dr Samuel Kalu-Uche said that politicians are behind incessant herdsmen attacks.
Kalu who urged Buhari to arrest those arming herdsmen also advised politicians who think they could rig themselves into elected positions to know that Nigerians were now wiser.
“I understand that the guns are issued to them by politicians.’’
“Our leaders should learn from the fall of Sadam Hussein, Gadaffi , Idi Amin and Robbert Mugabe.
“Our politicians are not learning. They should not think they are powerful. Power belongs to God. If they think they are powerful, God has a way of dealing with them’’ .
“The people you call herdsmen now were not the ones we knew when we were younger in the 60s.
“Herdsmen live in our villages, they used their staff and control thousands of cattle and we relate well with them, there was no shooting, but now they use gun.”
Urging Nigerians to embrace one and another and live in peace irrespective of religious and political leanings.
“God did not make a mistake in bringing us together.
“We want a united country, where there is peace, harmony, justice, equity and rule of law.
“We do not want a religious country. We should co-habit and co-exist in love.’’