By Chinedu Adonu
ENUGU—BISHOP of the Enugu Ecclesiastical Province of Anglican Communion, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, has stated that herdsmen are worse than Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and as such, no South East governor will be allowed to give land to terrorists in any guise.
Bishop Chukwuma, who was speaking to journalists at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Enugu, noted that herdsmen are armed, dangerous and as such, are a threat to farmers in the coming farming season.
He said: “We cannot have colony for terrorists; people that are dangerous, who have guns and other dangerous equipment for killing and maiming our people and farming will become difficult.
“Very soon, farming will start, how can you have colony when you have farmers ready to go to farm and are scared because of herdsmen. Something needs to be done by the government and security agencies to make everywhere secured and to make everybody join in agriculture which the government is talking about.
“Cattle colony is another agenda for Islamizing Nigeria. Forget about what they said, once anybody or state has the colony, they will continue to impregnate people and they will begin to expand. We don’t want that. I have stayed in the North and have never seen where their cows are being reared all over the place. Cattle rearing is a private business.
“As far as I am concerned, no governor in South East will accept and should accept any colony for any cattle rearer because they have become dangerous and we don’t know what they might become tomorrow. They are dangerous and I say, they are worse than IPOB. They should be described as a terrorist group too.”
The Bishop also reacted to the call by two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida on President Buhari not to consider re-election as not being the solution to Nigeria’s problem, stating that the question is who will succeed the president when he leaves.