The Archbishop of Ibadan Province of the Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Segun Okubadejo, has insisted that armed herdsmen are terrorists just like Boko Haram insurgents.
Okubadejo said this while faulting President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to proscribe violent herdsmen across the country.
Addressing newsmen yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, he said, “Our nation is filled with disturbing evil acts; rapes, ritual killings, kidnappings, armed banditry and herdsmen terrorists.
“Though the president is refusing to declare them terrorists but to us, we know that they are terrorists in disguise just like Boko Haram.
“We say no as things will not continue like this; we need the inward transformation of every Nigerian and unless that happens God may not intervene in our situation.’’
The Archbishop also urged Nigerians to vote for credible candidates and not political parties in 2019.
News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, quoted him as saying, “We are appealing to eligible voters to make sure that they obtain their voter card and perform their civic rights.
“We are also using this medium to appeal to politicians to detest do or die ambition or attitude in this political forum.
“We are further appealing to INEC to be a neutral umpire in the coming elections; the law enforcement agencies should also not compromise on whatever they’ve been asked to do.
“The basic is for them to provide adequate security for all and sundry.
“There is the need for a change of orientation for God to change the situation of the country and the people.”