‘Killer Herdsmen And Boko Haram More Lethal Than Coronavirus’ – CAN

‘Killer Herdsmen And Boko Haram More Lethal Than Coronavirus’ – CAN

Nigeria Benue Fulani Herdsmen
Pallbearers carry coffins during the funeral service for people killed by terrorist Fulani herdsmen on January 11, 2018, in Ibrahim Babangida Square in the Benue state capital Makurdi. | PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Anambra State chapter, has described killer Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram killings as more dangerous than the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued on Monday, May 4, 2020, in Onitsha,  the state chairman of CAN, Ndubuisi John recalled that since the emergence of COVID-19 till date, Nigeria has recorded more deaths from herdsmen and insurgents than from the virus.

According to Ndubuisi, “For instance, last month in Yobe State, Nigeria lost 100 gallant combatant soldiers to Boko Haram insurgents who ambushed and battered their lives with bullets.

“Oh! what a loss to Nigerian government two weeks ago in Plateau State where herdsmen bombarded the Miango community, killing as many people as they could since they have the monopoly of guns.

“A few weeks ago at Askira Uba, a community in Borno state, the insurgents invaded and shattered the unarmed community with bullets sending many of them to their early graves.

“And also in Taraba State, herdsmen killed 25 persons.

My question therefore is: where are the true elders of this great nation? “Do you not know that some states are gradually dying out in this country? Many governors have cried out to the Federal Government, seeking for security aid. How much blood do we want to spill ?”


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