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Herdsmen Killings Not Targeted At Christians – Presidency Insists

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Herdsmen and their cattle nonetheless hinder site visitors in Yenagoa metropolis on Monday (20/2/17), though Bayelsa authorities has allotted 1,200 hectares of land to them for grazing/NAN

Femi Adesina, media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has stated crises between farmer s and herdsmen in some elements of the nation just isn’t focused at Christians.

Adesina famous that the incidents are simply mere crimes and in contrast to what many individuals imagine, just isn’t aimed toward wiping out Christians.

“Ancestral attachment? You can only have ancestral attachment when you are alive. If you are talking about ancestral attachment, if you are dead, how does the attachment matter?” Adesina was quoted as asking on an AIT programme just lately.

“Hundreds have been killed in Zamfara, are they Christians? People have been killed in Birnin Gwari, are they Christians?

“What is happening is criminality, pure and simple, and it must be brought to an end. Government has a big role to play in this but the people themselves have a role to play.”

As said by him, “Some persons are saying don’t use authorities cash to construct ranches. If actually they don’t have lands, that’s positive, however do not forget that Kogi State supplied 15,000 hectares of land for cattle colony and within the midst of that provide vicious assaults have been unleashed.

“In Plateau State, the place we had the current orgy of killings, the federal government has supplied land for ranches and I let you know that some persons are on this factor not being resolved.

“The National Economic Council that advisable ranching didn’t simply legislate it, there have been suggestions.

“So, in case your state genuinely doesn’t have land for ranching, it’s comprehensible; not each state can have land for ranches. But the place you might have land and you are able to do one thing, please do for peace.

“What will the land be used for if those who own it are dead at the end of the day?”

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