Akure Anglican Bishop Advises Government on Security

Aug 14, 2018

By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu

The Bishop of Diocese of Akure, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Right Reverend Simeon Borokinni, has condemned the indiscriminate killings of farmers and other people by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the country.

Borokini, who spoke at the third session of the 12th Synod of St Thomas Anglican Church, Akure, Ondo State, decried the high rate of killings across the country. According to him, the government appeared powerless to curb the activities or deliberately, purposely and intentionally indifferent to deal with the menace of the Fulani herdsmen that had led to the deaths of several people in the country.

The cleric queried why the government which, he said, had dealt with a similar situation in the past, found it difficult to deal with the menace of the herdsmen.

He said: 'Why is dealing with the herdsmen a difficult task for the government? This is a question making Nigerians lose confidence in the present administration. The government must disarm these murderous herdsmen. It should, therefore, not be allowed to degenerate any further in the interest of all, and the Nigeria nation.'

Borokini, who referred to the communiqué earlier issued by the Standing Committee by Anglican Bishops, which asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killings, said cattle colony was a grave injustice and corruption of the highest order.



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