Bishop Abraham Udeh, the General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Liberation Ministries Inc. (a.k.a. By Fire By Fire) in Anambra State says the current onslaught of Fulani herdsmen against civilian populations might be another form of Jihad.
Bishop Udeh observed that cattle rearing started centuries ago in Nigeria, but the herdsmen he knew never used dangerous weapons like AK47 rifle instead of sticks.
“This is an indication that something was ominous about the new dimension.”
In his view, the Fulani were on the mission of forcing their Islamic religion on the rest of the Christian community in Nigeria, using cattle rearing as a camouflage.
According to him, their intention is to wipe out Christianity, for Nigeria to be an Islamic nation.
Bishop Udeh said President Muhammadu Buhari had failed Nigerians and should not be supported for a second tenure, adding that his continuation as president would mean more bloodshed in the country since, according to him, the Fulani herdsmen felt protected under his leadership.
“Those killers are not herdsmen. They are jihadists who want to turn Nigeria into an Islamic nation. But the anger and fury of the Almighty God will fall upon them. God told me that they were being sponsored by an Islamic nation,” the cleric said.
He claimed that he saw the Fulani herders looking at the South East as the next zone they would attack. He wondered why President Buhari had not labelled the herdsmen as terrorists for them to be treated as such.
He called on Nigerians to take the alleged threat by the national president of Miyetti Allah Cattle Herders Association seriously based on his demand that Governor Samuel Ortom’s anti-grazing law be withdrawn in the state to allow the herders passage through Benue.