The Anglican Bishop of Egbu Diocese in Owerri North, Most Revd Geoffrey Okoroafor, has warned South-East Governors never to accept any proposed plan of resettling Fulani herdsmen in the zone by the Federal government, under whatever guise.
The prelate claimed that RUGA is part of the Fulanisation and Islamisation agenda in the country.
Bishop Okoroafor, who stated this on Wednesday during an interactive session with journalists, said that the South-East states should not agree to such plans, to avoid the current killings being witnessed in Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, and Benue states.
According to him, “this RUGA is an indirect Jihad and Fulanisation agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari and we as a church are vehemently opposed to it and I want to warn our South-East governors never to accept any such proposed RUGA or the National Livestock Transformation Programme.
“We don’t want what is currently happening in Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, and Nasarawa states where Fulani herdsmen who were allowed to graze their cattle in those states are now laying claim to the lands.”
Bishop Okoroafor further said that President Buhari should not worsen state of insecurity in the country, by trying to use Federal might to force states to accept the resettlement of his kinsmen across the country.
Source: Talafans inc