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RUGA is ‘indirect Jihad’, Bishop Okoroafor says as he warns Buhari against Islamization

Most Revd Geoffrey Okoroafor, the Anglican Bishop of Egbu Diocese in Owerri North on Wednesday warned against the RUGA settlement which he said is part of the Fulanisation and Islamisation agenda.

Bishop Okoroafor during the interactive session with journalists, warned South-East Governors against accepting the RUGA settlement proposal in whatever form so as not to witness same killings in Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, and Benue states. Noting that President Buhari might want to use Federal power to enforce the settlement, the Anglican Bishop stated that such move will worsen the insecurity across the country.

Herdsmen Bishop Okoroafor Herders Bishop Okoroafor

“This RUGA is an indirect Jihad and Fulanisation agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari and we as a church are vehemently opposed to it and I want to warn our South-East governors never to accept any such proposed RUGA or the National Livestock Transformation Programme.

“We don’t want what is currently happening in Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, and Nasarawa states where Fulani herdsmen who were allowed to graze their cattle in those states are now laying claim to the lands” he said.


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