Anglican church tells Buhari to urgently disarm Fulani herdsmen

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The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has asked the Federal Government to urgently “disarm all Fulani herdsmen ravaging the country.”

The church said the call became imperative following wave of attacks and killings of harmless farmers in the country recently.

It also enjoined the Christian Association of Nigeria to map out strategies on how to curb the killings of Christians in the country.

The remark was contained in a communiqué issued on Sunday by Bishop Rev. Duke Akamisoko after the second session of the third synod held at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, Kubwa in Abuja.

The church expressed displeasure with the widespread attacks on farming communities by the herdsmen in different parts of the country, stressing that the situation was contrary to Nigeria’s desire to promote agriculture.

Akamisoko said, “The Synod notes with dismay the prevalent attacks on farming communities by Fulani herdsmen in different parts of the country and demand that more decisive actions should be taken by the government to disarm the herdsmen to stem the rising wave of attacks and killings of harmless farmers as this is inimical to its desire to diversify our economy through agriculture.”

The Bishop also called on the three arms of government to guard the constitutional provisions of freedom of worship and association.

DAILY POST


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