Religious leaders, under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have passed a vote of no confidence on a section of security agencies over the insecurity in the area.
This was part of the resolutions reached at the end of a summit by pastors in the area, following what they termed “the destruction of crops, machetting and indiscriminate killing of Christians across Sanga Local Government Area”.
Apostle Silas Dabo, the CAN Secretary in the area, while reading the communiquè signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Association to newsmen shortly after presenting a copy to the offices of the Council Chairman and the Forward Operating Base of Operation Safe Haven in the Gwantu on Tuesday, he lamented that the conflict between pastoralists and farmers had since become a merchandise and easy path to opulence by some section of the security agencies in the local government.
He explained that the whole situation had left farmers helpless, aggravated the situation and appealed to the higher authorities to investigate the alleged favouritism and lack of justice.
The pastors noted that for the fragile peace to be maintained, the security agencies should desist from taking sides on conflicts between farmers and pastoralists and ensure that justice is done.
According to the communique, “The summit also advocated that cattle grazing should be halted at the commencement of every farming season until the end of harvest, just as it was the practice decades ago, through such practice, there was orderliness then.”
The Association maintained that they would continue to prevail on the Christians to desist from resorting to violence in solving the issue, saying that they will make deliberate efforts to always give a chance towards the maintenance of peace in the area.
The summit also discussed issues bothering on the forthcoming general elections, alleging that there were plans to deny most of them who are yet to collect their permanent voter’s card access to them, thereby denying them the right to actively participate in choosing who should lead them.