The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed dismay over the continuous attacks on many Nigerian communities by Fulani herdsmen, warning that the herdsmen were becoming more deadly than Boko Haram.
This was contained in a communique issued after a meeting by the CAN, South-East zone in Enugu, the Christian body said it was high time the government took decisive action towards curtailing the scourge of the Fulani herdsmen.
On the recent killing of hundreds of villagers in Agatu, Benue State, the South East CAN said it was surprised that the herdsmen were murderously attacking communities with AK47 rifles while security agencies looked the other way.
President of CAN in the zone, Most Rev. Prof. David Eberechukwu and the National chairman, Christian Enlightenment and Welfare Organisation (CEWO), Dr. Ajujungwa Joseph, who signed the resolution, said the question in the lips of Nigerians had remained “where do the herdsmen get AK47 guns they carry and does it mean that both the police and the Army are not seeing them?”