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– The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has raised another alarm over what it said are the risks posed to the unity of the country by activities of armed Fulani herdsmen, urging the federal government to exercise necessary power that will clampdown on the killer herdsmen and their promoters. CAN President, Dr Samson Ayokunle To this end, CAN declared January 7th as a day of nationwide prayers for victory over the activities of armed Fulani herdsmen. CAN President, Rev Samson Olasupo Ayokunle in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, noted that in recent times, armed Fulani herdsmen all over the federation have continuously killed innocent farmers with impunity. He also warned that the situation could degenerate into a civil war, if the bloody killings by herdsmen are not treated as a matter of national importance. Ayokunle, said though the government has taken battle to several groups that threatened the peace, unity, and security of the nation, it has not demonstrated any concerted effort to nip the ignoble activities of the armed Fulani herdsmen in a bud. CAN further appealed to the international community to not only speak up against the activities of the killer herdsmen but also come to the aid of victims by providing relief for many in the hospitals and those that are displaced as a result of the attacks. He said: “We in the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are forced to make this press release on the continuous inhuman and wicked activities of the Fulani Herdsmen all over the Federation who are going from community to community killing innocent farmers with impunity. “They have killed more people than the Boko Haram sect and almost displaced more people than them. We are now reaching a breaking point in our patience and toleration of this wicked impunity before degenerating to a civil war.


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