BAUCHI state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has declared that the ongoing crises in Plateau state are a conspiracy against the federal government with the intention of throwing the nation into a state of anarchy.
The State Chairman of the Association, Reverend Joshua Ray Miner who stated this during an interview on Wednesday while reacting on the ceaseless attacks in Plateau and some parts of Benue state, attributed the attacks to the handiwork of some saboteurs of the government who are hell-bent on making the country ungovernable, particularly as the 2019 general election was drawing nearer.
While calling on the President, Muhammadu Buhari to come up with stringent measures to checkmate the spate of killings in Plateau, Benue, Taraba and Adamawa states, the CAN Chairman advised the President to replicate the same feat that was applied in stemming the spate of bombings and killings in Borno and Yobe states.
On the allegation that local Fulani herdsmen in Bororo town of Borno state were behind the series of killings taking place in Plateau and Benue states, the Ray Miner alleged that some politicians who are hungry to seize power at the national level were sponsoring criminals to perpetrate heinous crimes in the Northern part of the country.
He further alleged that “There is a conspiracy somewhere against the federal government and it is this same conspiracy that has opened the borders of northern Nigeria to be infiltrated with criminals from neighbouring countries like Chad, Mali, Niger and Sudan.”
“It is unfortunate that some people are hiding under the disguise of local Fulani herdsmen to perpetrate these killings and from what we are witnessing, they are heading towards the realms of power at the national level,” Ray Miner added.
“If you look at the precision of the killing of innocent citizens and the manner in which these people carry out attacks with the use of swords, guns and knives, you will think it is the ordinary Fulani herdsmen doing the killings, but in the real sense, these people are trained killers who want to throw the country into a state of anarchy,” he said.