Taraba CAN Calls Herdsmen Buhari’s Kinsmen, Accuses Him Of Supporting Them
The Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN) In Taraba State has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the crisis and killings in the state by the Fulani herdsmen.
The State Chapter of the Christian body alleged that the President is being sympathetic to the herdsmen because they are his kinsmen.
The Chairman of the Taraba State CAN, Ben Ubeh, said these on Monday while addressing journalists.
Ubeh also used the medium to call on the Federal Government to use its resources to prevent ‘another needless civil war’ in the country as the current crisis could snowball into that.
Proffering a solution to the grazing melee, Ubeh said that ranching remains the best solution to the clashes between the herdsman and the herdsmen across the country.
Ubeh said: “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari, the northern emirs and the patrons of Miyetti Allah to rise up to the occasion and prevent the country from going into another needless civil war.
“Cattle breeding is a private business and you cannot force your private business on the resources of others. If the federal government creates cattle colonies, would they create piggery colonies across states in the north?
“We support ranching as the best solution to the killings going on in the country. Ranching is the way to go and the federal government should stop playing politics with the lives of innocent Nigerians to please a particular group in the country.
“For now, Mr President seems to be sympathetic with his kinsmen, going by his handling of herdsmen killings in the country.”
“We lost over 68 people, including pastors in the attack in Lau and 11 in Wukari just last week; and pockets of killings are still going on.
“These killings are happening despite efforts by Governor Ishaku to restore peace in the state.
“We believe that these killings in the state are part of a renewed plot by some sponsored elements within and outside the state to destabilise the peace and cause people to flee as 2019 elections draw near.
“We, therefore, urge the federal government to live up to her constitutional responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the people.”