ENUGU—The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday, called on the National Assembly to reject any bill intended to allow the creation of grazing fields for herdsmen. The Christian body in a statement described such move as a wicked and abominable act.
In a statement by the Chairman of CAN in the South-East geopolitical zone, Most. Rev. David Eberechukwu, he said herdsmen were already doing grievous harm to their host communities and that creating such fields would amount to pouring fuel unto the fire.
He noted that,”currently, the situation is unbearable where they have become armed robbers, kidnappers, terrorists and warriors in their host communities.
“Those agitating for this wicked move should desist from it. We call on the National Assembly to desist from such a bill and see that they do not create problems that have no solution.”
Instead of grazing fields, CAN said it was recommending modern ranches, stressing, “this is every- where in developed countries. It will provide employment and education to the staff of the ranches.
“It is an abomination to ask states to give lands to a group of people whom you know will cause famine and war in communities.
“We call on all to reject this wicked move and do things to protect their territories from suffering an untold and untimely death, problems and wanton destruction of lives and properties.”