Herdsmen Attacks: Grand Plan to Proclaim Fulani Jihad in South East, Says Enugu ClericLatest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Friday, April 29th, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA
The General Overseer of Christian Victory Prayer Ministry (CVPM) Enugu, Pastor Dan Obinegbo, has condemned monday’s massacre of residents of Ukpabi-Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani council area of Enugu State by Fulani herdsmen, saying the incessant attacks in south east Nigeria is a ploy to proclaim Fulani Jihad in the region.
AFRICAN EXAMINER reports that the early morning attack, which left dozens dead, hundreds displaced and many battling for survival at different hospitals in the state,has remained point of national discourse.
Speaking to newsmen Wednesday at the church’s headquarters in Enugu, the fiery cleric, warned that if the federal government fails to urgently hurt the incessant attacks and barbaric act, it may spell doom on the entire nation.
He said “the federal government must as a matter of urgency rise up to the occasion and address this issue, before it tears the Nigeria nation apart.
Pastor Obinegbo, who advised south east communities to put in place crack and effective vigilante groups to safeguard their localities, posited that the time has come for the Igbos to defend themselves against the killer herdsmen.
“I think what is happening now is a wake up call for our south east leaders, it is time for them to rise up to the occasion, and defend their people”
“We see this callous act as a bold affront on our people, and must be remedied before it becomes a cancerous disease capable of destroying Nigeria.
“I’m sounding this warning because nobody has monopoly of violence, and Ndigbo have endured and tolerated this barbaric act enough, so,we are saying enough is enough”
“Ndigbo, as a people would no longer tolerate the killing of our mothers, sisters, brothers and innocent children, by terrorists elements hiding under any guise”
The Clergyman, who spoke emotionally, lamented that “it is touching that every day people go to their sleep and Fulani cattle herdsmen will come and slaughter them.
“They call them hoodlums, who are the hoodlums? Do the hoodlums have an army, that they invade a village and kill in hundreds? Who empowered them to carry AK47?
“Our people should open their eyes, and be at alert. They should be vigilant at all times.
“We can no longer fold our arms and watch this genocide in Igbo land,there is a systematic killing of our people” he stated.
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