- Members of CAN in Delta state have sent a warning signal to the suspected herdsmen in the state
- The herdsmen were asked to leave Bomadi council area of the state in peace without further delay
- Snr Apostle Sunday Ekeremor, the chairman of CAN, Bomadi chapter, said the herdsmen have caused chaos in the neighbouring community
Following the incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen in Nigeria, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked herdsmen who sneaked into Bomadi council area of Delta state, to leave the area in peace.
Vanguard reports that the CAN said that the riverine communities did not want their trouble.
Legit.ng gathered that the chairman of CAN, Bomadi chapter, Snr Apostle Sunday Ekeremor, stated this when the local monitoring team on compliance of partial lifting of church services ran on them in the course of duty on Monday, May 11.
He said: “We are saying in strong terms that they should leave this place in peace because we have heard them causing problems in the Uwheru Kingdom, Abraka, Delta North and other places.
“We never knew they are in this bush; we do not want them here because our women and children go to their farms and fishing camps both night and day.
“I called on the Bomadi CDC leadership to ask them to leave in peace because we don’t want the atrocities we have been hearing about them to come to this place.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that suspected gunmen in the early hours of Thursday, March 5, attacked Mbanyiar community in Guma local government area of Benue state and allegedly molested the wife and two female in-laws of the acting district head.
It was reported that the monarch whose name is withheld explained that gunmen numbering about 11 were armed with sophisticated weapons when they besieged his house at about 2 am.
The district ruler said the attackers were suspected to be herders, but that he was able to escape from them. He also added that his food storage was also destroyed during the invasion.
Though the monarch said he has reported the incident to the police, Catherine Anene, the police spokesperson for Benue state command, however, explained she was yet to receive any report about the matter.
In another report, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state also raised an alarm over the mass influx of armed herdsmen into the state.
The governor who has repeatedly complained about the presence of the herdsmen in the state said Benue was under siege. He raised the issue again when leaders of civil society organisations visited him in his office in Makurdi on Monday, March 2.
Governor Ortom said the troops and security personnel deployed to the state were doing their best but were overstretched and needed to be fortified in the face of the new challenge.
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