Why CAN criticized Federal Government plan to create radio station for herdsmen

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) under the leadership of Samson Ayokunle has criticized the Federal government for preparing to establish a radio station to connect and also convince Fulani herdsmen to stop killing farmers.

Special Assistant to CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, Pastor Bayo Oladeji has on Thursday described this move by the government as verification of the claims by Olusegun Obasanjo about the planned Fulanisation of the nation by the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.

According to him, Global Terrorism Index has described the Fulani herdsmen as one of the deadliest terrorist organisation on the planet. He also assert that the government has not been hard on the Fulani herdsmen.

According to Pastor Bayo Oladeji, not a single herdsman had been prosecuted by the federal government regardless of the wanton killings perpetrated by the group in the North-Central.

He said, “It was reported in the newspapers that the government planned to give the Miyetti Allah N100bn. The government denied it only for the Miyetti Allah to own up, saying it was approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Who is fooling who?

“Why didn’t they set up a radio station for farmers too? Where is the radio station for the bandits in Zamfara, or for the Niger Delta militants? No single person has been prosecuted for the killings in the North-Central. Is the allegation by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that there is a planned Fulanisation of the country not playing out now?”

“Every adult in the North listens to the radio, so why can’t they reach the herdsmen on the existing radio stations? Why do they need to set up a different radio station for them? They should stop fooling us,” it added.

Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education had announced that the Federal Government had acquired an Amplitude Modulation broadcast radio license for the herdsmen as part of initiatives to end seasonal farmers-herders’ battles.

Written by Frank Udoh

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