Running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential election, Pastor Tunde Bakare, says if the ”marauders” called Fulani herdsmen are not checked, their activities could result in another civil war.
The Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly urged security operatives to stop the unnecessary killings by the herdsmen.
Bakare gave the warning during his sermon at the Church on Sunday.
”We are on the verge of another collapse, if care is not taken. We are pushing ourselves onto the precipice of another civil war.”
”All these marauders, called herdsmen; if you don’t checkmate them quickly, and the people begin retaliation against what they are doing, we will begin to kill ourselves again. And violence and corruption will rob us of the great future which God has for us,” the cleric warned.
Bakare insisted that he sees no difference in the major tribes other than the language and culture ”which people develop themselves”.
”When I slept in Umuahia many years ago and heard a cockcrow in the morning, it was as if I was in my village,” the pastor added.
He urged Nigerians to begin the process of understanding themselves rather than tearing themselves into pieces.
He also urged all Nigerians to identify the roles they can play to move the country successfully forward.