CAN advocates secure borders to control influx of foreign herders

Thu Jan 11th, 2018 - Adamawa

By Umar Yusuf

YOLA—PIQUED by the incessant farmers/herders clashes, Adamawa State chapter of Christian Association Nigeria, CAN, has tasked governments at all levels to beef up security around the nation’s borders to control influx of foreign herdsmen.


State Chairman of the association, Rev. Stephen Mamza, who gave the charge at a briefing in Yola yesterday, stressed the need for government to be proactive in safeguarding its citizens from the menace of herdsmen’s attacks.

Mamza also urged the state government to caution its officials against unguarded utterances and statement, which could truncate peaceful co-existence in the state.

He said: “CAN wishes to state in unequivocal terms that violent elements are easily emboldened and fuelled by unguarded statements and utterances.

“We call on government to work around the Justice Adamu Hobong (retd) administrative committee of inquiry, set up to unravel the immediate and remote causes of farmers/herdsmen crisis in the state.

“We equally call for implementation of the previous committees’ reports. Government should not keep silent on this crisis, as no decisive action was taken by concerned authorities to prevent it.”

Mamza also called on government to fish out perpetrators behind burning of four churches at Sagal community in Maiha Local Government Area of the state and bring them to book.




source: Vanguard