As deadly as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has claimed 3, 598, 324 human lives globally since it broke out in Wuhan, China late last year, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anambra State chapter, has described herdsmen and Boko Haram killings as more dangerous than the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. Rev. Ndubuisi John, the CAN chairman in Anambra said that since the emergence of COVID-19 till date, Nigeria has recorded more deaths from herdsmen and insurgents than from the virus.
He said, “For instance, last month in Yobe State, Nigeria lost 100 gallant combatant soldiers to Boko Haram insurgents who ambushed and battered their lives with bullets. Oh! what a loss to Nigerian government two weeks ago in Plateau State where herdsmen bombarded the Miango community, killing as many people as they could since they have the monopoly of guns.
“Few weeks ago, at Askira Uba, a community in Borno Btate, the insurgents invaded and shattered the unarmed community with bullets sending many of them to their early graves. And also, in Taraba State, herdsmen killed 25 persons. My question therefore is: where are the true elders of this great nation? Do you not know that some states are gradually dying out in this country? Many governors have cried out to the federal government, seeking for security aid. How much blood do we want to spill?”