The South East chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Tuesday warned against looming anarchy in the country, adding that swift measures are needed to ameliorate the security challenges in the country.
CAN, which already pitched its tent with Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s call, also implored the people of South-East geopolitical zone to rise and defend themselves.
In a statement by the Chairman of CAN, South-East, Bishop Giddy Okafor, and Secretary, Rev. Scamb Nwokolo, the Christian body, lauded the decision of the Federal Government to suspend the raging RUGA project.
It advised that “the Federal Government should not implement, in any form, any programme that shall lead to anarchy in this country.
“We reject, condemn and oppose any form of forceful appropriation of an individual or communal land to herdsmen or cattle nomads in the guise of Executive Order, Act, law or Federal Government programme in Nigeria, and the South-East in particular.
“Cattle rearing is a private business, so the Federal Government should not induce crisis or create undue tension when South-East is still recovering from the havoc of the civil war and does not wish such to happen again in any form.”
The Christian body, however, urged Ndigbo not to panic “regarding the threat from some northern groups led by one Abdulazeez. Our land shall never be taken by force by anybody in any guise.
“Let us continue to pray and watch. Let everybody be prepared to defend themselves as directed by Ohanaeze Ndigbo.”
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