Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) warns the FG against igniting a civil war by repackaging the Ruga policy


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) within the nineteen Northern States and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has cautioned the central against igniting a warfare within the country by repackaging the fold policy for implementation in future.

It, however, counseled President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the policy meant to accumulate lands for Fulani settlements across the country.

It Nigerians could resist any try by President Buhari to the policy even in future, even as it urged government to consider the way to finish insecurity within the country, propelled by Boko Haram rising, killings by Fulani herdsmen, furthermore as kidnappings and armed pillaging.

Vice Chairman of Northern CAN, Reverend John Joseph Hayab who reacted to the suspension of the policy yesterday in Kaduna, aforesaid government shouldn’t have initiated the policy within the initial place when many Nigerians protested against different tries to accumulate lands for the Fulani in components of Nigeria.

Hayab argued that considering the safety scenario within the country, any decide to promote land acquisition policy for the Fulani could step up additional tensions, stressing that government ought to avoid something that will precipitate crisis within the country.

Besides, tableland State Governor, Simon Lalong yesterday urged calm, particularly within the northern a part of the country, following suspension of Federal Government’s fold settlement initiative for Fulani herders.

“Following the announcement of suspension of the policy by the central, it’s become pertinent on behalf of me, as Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum to clarify on verity position of things to calm worn nerves,” he said.

In a statement in Abuja yesterday, Lalong acknowledged the responses of all Nigerians before when the announcement of the suspension, that he noted was a part of the wonder of democracy that permits voters to participate in shaping and weakening the functions of state with regards to matters of public interest.

However, youths in Taraba State yesterday urged the central to support the state towards the complete implementation of its open grazing law, adding: “This is that the best thanks to have lasting and enduring peace between herders and also the farmers within the state.”

They cited the state’s Open Grazing law 2017, that seeks to determine ranches for rearing eutherian mammal in line with international best practices and counseled the central for being attentive to Nigerians by suspending the disputed fold settlement project.

The youths, beneath the auspices of Taraba Volunteer cluster (TVG) expressed this at a media making known in Jalingo, urging the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to consider policies that carry and treat all Nigerians as equal voters instead of provides a explicit section advantage over and on top of different teams.

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