The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan has condemned what it termed the ‘immunity’ given to killer herdsmen by the Federal Government and the security agencies in the country.
This was contained in a press release signed by Kafanchan Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Abba Biliyock, stating that government’s inability to nip the crisis in the bud, arrest and prosecute the rampaging killer-herdsmen across the country as well as a seemingly compromised stands of state security personnel on the crisis leave her in no doubt of government’s connivance.
“We are particularly saddened by the immunity accorded to the killers and the seemingly compromise of the security personnel. The government of the day has also becomes the spokesman of the killer herdsmen which put us in doubt if the government has not taken sides in the menace.
“We call for the arrest and prosecution of all the killer-herdsmen as well as Boko Haram members with their known sponsors. On the event that the above call is not hearken to, we demand the immediate resignation of the President to save the nation from imminent crisis that could snowball into war, if caution is not taken,” the statement read.
Calling on government to rise to the primary assignment of protecting lives and property, the diocese added that it joined other Catholic faithfuls in the country to observe the Rosary/Prayer procession as the Church few days ago buried two of her priests and 17 other members who were killed at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Ukpor-Mbalom, Gwer Local Government of Benue state on April 24.