The South East branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Friday kicked against any attempts to allocate grazing field to the Fulani cattle rearers in any part of the South East geo-political zone.
Bishop David Eberechukwu in a statement in Awka warned those campaigning for the allocation of land as grazing field for the cattle rearers to desist because the zone was yet to accommodate all the people from the South East displaced in the North.
He said all the governors in the zone should never accept the idea of giving grazing fields to Fulani herdsmen under any circumstance.
“The governors of the South East should avoid anything that will make posterity to be against them. The South East CAN is ready to go on demonstration to resist this move” the Cleric noted.
“How can we give grazing field to the Fulani herdsmen knowing fully well that we do not have land in the East? We are eagerly looking for a way to accommodate all our people already displaced in the North as a result of Boko Haram.
“How can this be when we are already experiencing raping of our girls/wives in the hands of the same Fulani rearers?
“Again, the experience of Benue and Plateau where the same herdsmen are fighting the indigenes is not welcomed and we say no to their invasion of the entire nation. Allowing them is an importation of wars and everlasting fights with the people.
“We call on the Northern governors to please build ranches for their kinsmen who are rearing cattle as this will give them employment and eliminate poverty in their states.”