Primate, African Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Emmanuel Josiah Udofia, has urged the federal government to take proactive measures against the challenges posed by Fulani herdsmen and prevent them from causing further harm in the country.
The primate, who spoke to journalists during the 144th Annual Conference of the African Church in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, at the weekend, also advised the government not to pay lip service to the menace as the herdsmen could be members of the Boko Haram sect.
“Boko Haram started like this, but nobody cared, I am calling on the government to arrest the situation immediately because they could be Boko Haram members,” he said.
A senior member of the church, Oladipo Dosu, warned that the issue of grazing land may divide this country, if not handled with care.
“No piece of land in Yoruba land will be taken for grazing, Odua boys are ready and armed to deal with anybody who attempts to do that,” he said.
The primate, who spoke on the increasing wave of cult activities in the country, regretted that past leaders had tried to curtail the excesses of the group but to no avail.
The cleric also spoke on the abduction of the Chibok girls and appealed to security agents to improve their response in order to checkmate acts of this nature.
He frowned on the increasing incident of rape which, according to him, he has lost count of the number published in the media.
“I am disturbed and strongly challenge our lawmakers to reconsider an amendment to the law on rape. The culprits should be made to face the full weight of the law,” he said.

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