● Fulani herdsmen: Catholic bishops back S’West govs on regulation of activities

● Fulani herdsmen: Catholic bishops back S’West govs on regulation of activities

From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan

Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, comprising Ibadan Archdiocese, Ilorin, Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti and Osogbo dioceses, yesterday, recognized with the ongoing efforts of the governors of the South West states to control activities of Fulani herdsmen inside the zone.

In a communique issued at the finish of a gathering, chaired by Gabriel Abegunrin, the archbishop of Ibadan yesterday, the bishops stated: “We determine with the ongoing effort of the governors of some South Western states to control the activities of Fulani herdsmen inside the zone and for the communique issued after their current assembly with stakeholders.

“We note that insincerity, egocentric pursuits and lack of political will had, in the previous, precipitated useless destruction of life and property and inflicted untold ache and hardship on harmless residents. 

“However, our governors should shun misleading adulations and empty guarantees on points that affect the safety of life and property. They should work with the safety companies to courageously implement the regulation in all circumstances and sanction those that blatantly and murderously flout it of their territories. No Nigerian or foreigner ought to be above the regulation in any half of the nation.

“With present realities, it has develop into extra needed than ever to demand the evaluation of Nigeria’s safety structure. Given the marketing campaign guarantees of the current authorities and the cauldrons of insecurity erupting throughout the nation. It is unlucky that the Federal Government has remained impervious to this name. 

“As a consequence, we parade a Nigerian Army that has not been able to effectively check the atrocities of Boko Haram for over a decade.”

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