June 16, 2016

Fulani herdsmen are roaming the streets of Port Harcourt with guns – CAN

Fulani herdsmen are roaming the streets of Port Harcourt with guns - CAN

The Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN) has cried out over what it termed as a looming attack on residents of Rivers State by Fulani herdsmen – a group responsible for the killing of over one thousand victims across North-central, Southeast, South-south and Southwestern Nigeria in 2016 alone.

CAN chairman Isaac Anyanasikike said on Wednesday 15th June 2016:

“It has come to our knowledge that Fulani herdsmen or cattle rearers have constituted themselves into an embarrassing nuisance in rural communities in the various local government areas of the state where they graze their cattle with impunity on lands and or farms belonging to the natives and accompanied by their propensity for violence and other horrible forms of criminality whenever they are challenged by the land owners.

“That the Fulani herdsmen are still roaming the forests and farmlands in Rivers State with dangerous weapons and other instruments of violence without the security and law enforcement agents doing anything to check this pervasive use of unauthorised or unlicensed arms thereby leaving the lives of the majority of our rural community dwellers at avoidable risk in unacceptable.”

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