Powerful Nigerians are sponsoring Fulani herdsmen – CAN chieftain

A chieftain of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Reverend Testimony Onifade, has alleged that the sophisticated weapons being used by Fulani herdsmen underscore the level of their connections with powerful people.

Onifade, who is a Special Assistant to the CAN Vice President, Rev Supo Ayokunle while speaking during the weekend in Igede Ekiti, Ekiti State urged the Federal Government to arrest the sponsors of these marauding herdsmen and ensure they face justice.

According to Onifade, “What the Fulani herdsmen used to carry are sticks and cutlasses, but today they paraded AK 47, where did they get it?, I believe they have the backing of some powerful people in the society.

“Their actions in recent time were barbaric and wicked. I can read political, tribal and ethnic colourations to the way they acted. I want to believe that President Muhammadu Buhari despite being a Fulani man cannot support such madness and he shouldn’t also keep quiet.

“But if he decided to keep quiet for too long, we in CAN we call him to order because no ethnic group has monopoly of violence.”