From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
The Synod of the All Nations Evangelism Ministries (ANEM) has condemned utterances credited to the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (MAKH) claiming ownership of the Benue valley and threatening to mobilise members to resist implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing Law in Benue State.
Following the signing of the anti-open grazing law by Governor Samuel Ortom, MAKH leadership had, at a press conference, in Abuja, described the law as wicked, obnoxious and repressive and threatened that the Fulani would do everything possible to resist it.
But, in a communique signed by the bishop-in-charge of ANEM and former Benue CAN chairman, ArchBishop Yiman Orkwar, the synod, which also condemned the eviction order to Igbo in the North by Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the leadership of MAKH as well as that of AYCF.
“The synod calls for the immediate arrest of the leaders of MAKH and AYCF and their prosecution for treasonable acts.” The church commended Ortom for assenting to the law and also, commended the people for their overwhelming support of the law.
They called on the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency look into the sufferings of Nigerians with a view to doing everything possible to give the people hope.
the synod also urged all Benue people to join in prayers to God for the Benue State government to be able to clear workers salaries and pensions.
The synod also appraised the growth and development of the ministry and resolved to restructure the regions in the ministry in line with the anticipated consecration of more Bishops.