Herdsmen/Farmers crisis: CAN urges Adamawa Govt to implement pending reports
January 10, 2018
The association made the call in a statement Wednesday signed by its Chairman, Most Rev. Stephen Mamza, and Secretary, Rev. Anthony Elishama.
It also urged the state government to expedite action and ensure fairness and justice in the work of the latest administrative panel of inquiry over Numan/Demsa crisis.
The association condemned the latest violence in the state that led to destruction of lives and property and places of worship, and urged the government to find lasting solution to the problem.
“We call upon the government to work around the current committee set-up on this matter that their work is objectively done;
“In addition to that, we call on the government to also ensure that the previous reports on farmers/herdsmen conflict in the state are implemented.
“That Nigeria’s land borders be protected at all cost to keep non-Nigerian herdsmen from flowing into the country at will,” the association said.
The religious body also called on Adamawa government to caution its officials against unguarded utterances during and after such conflicts, saying that it could worsen situations.
The association urged Christians to be vigilant, law abiding and prayerful for a lasting solution to the crisis.