Herdsmen attacks: Enugu CAN rejects alleged grazing reserve bill

Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma
Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Enugu State Chapter has rejected the proposed bill for grazing reserve in the country, describing it as a “private business” that should not be allowed to see the light of the day.

The association made its stance known at the Government House, Enugu, during a peaceful protest to condemn and register their grievances over the unfortunate incidents of killing, maiming, raping and destruction of properties of innocent people of the state by suspected herdsmen, especially the recent attack on Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area.

Addressing Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, who received them, the state Chairman of CAN, Rt. Rev. Christian Obiefuna, who was accompanied by other notable clergymen such as the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Enugu (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, the Archbishop of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Fr. Christopher Ede, among others, urged the Federal Government not to allow the passage of the alleged bill because of the public outcry and its threat to the peace and unity of the country.

The association also commended Ugwuanyi for his stewardship, path to peace and recourse to God through prayers, especially during the Nimbo crisis, stressing that the governor “did not abandon his people.” Responding, Ugwuanyi condemned the dastardly act, assuring them that the latest incident in Nimbo will be the last in the state. (Vanguard)

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