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Disarm herdsmen now, Okoh urges FG

By Charles Coffie Gyamfi, Isaac Taiwo Abeokuta   |   23 February 2017   |   4:26 am  

Head, defunct Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan (left); Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and Primate, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh at the opening of the Standing Committee meeting of the Anglican Communion in Abeokuta…yesterday.

The Federal Government should urgently come up with a policy to disarm herdsmen who have been wreaking havoc in the country.

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, yesterday made the call in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital at the Church’s Standing Committee meeting.

He stressed that it was “unconstitutional and discriminatory” for some individuals in the same country to bear arm freely, while others cannot.

The Primate also warned that if the situation was not put under control, it would continue to perpetuate crimes increasingly and threaten the peace of the nation.

He decried the incessant killing by the herdsmen in the southern Kaduna, insisting that the herdsmen should be disarmed as quickly as possible to put an end to the loss of lives and wanton destruction of property.

The cleric also urged the Federal Government to use all forces at its disposal to fight the menace of kidnapping, noting that the rising spate of kidnapping all over the country was alarming and worrisome, and adding “the apparent boom of kidnaping business is neither good for our society nor for the country’s economy.”

Okoh commended the Federal Government for its concerted efforts against terrorism, which had ensured peace.



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