A Pastor and President of Laybible Translation Group, Dele Ikeorha, has called on Christians to boycott the eating of beef indefinitely to protest against the killings of Christians by Fulani herdsmen across the country.
This was contained in an article entitled, ‘Call to National Indefinite Cow Meat Boycott.’
Ikeorha explained that the boycott was necessary due to the “unmitigated attacks on innocent Christians and Nigerians across the country.”
Ikeorha described the killings perpetrated by the herdsmen as a move to Islamize Nigeria.
In the article, the clergyman said it was time for Christians to resist the “subtlety of the Islamisation agenda of Nigeria” as it required “forceful and strategic resistance to avert a greater calamity.”
The article reads, “Christianity in Nigeria today is under siege, not only from Islamic fundamentalists, and bloody genocidal actions of Boko Haram, but also from evil moves such as the Cattle Grazing Reserve Bill, and from the marauding activities of Fulani terrorists masquerading as cattle breeders.
“In view of the direct link between the Fulani herdsmen and the blood-letting that has resulted in untold human massacres across Nigeria, and the genocidal slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent Christians and Nigerians, the Lay Bible Translation Group hereby calls on all Christians in Nigeria to boycott cow meat indefinitely, as a sign of outrage over the ongoing atrocities committed against Christians and Christian communities throughout Nigeria by Fulani Herdsmen.
“The Cow Meat Boycott involves total abstinence from buying and eating cow meat, directly impacting on the economic lifeline of the Fulani herdsmen and their sponsors. Should the attacks persist, the boycott should be advanced to the boycott of all goods produced by companies such as Dangote Group whose majority shareholders are Muslims, to send a message.
“In this time of prayer and fasting, we call on all Christians and churches to pray for the mercy of God on this country, and ask for forgiveness because as a people we have sinned. Daniel 9:3-19.
“We call on the Christians Association of Nigeria CAN, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and all Christian groups and Christians throughout Nigeria to heed this call and support the call.”
It will be noted that herdsmen have been accused of killing Christians with the Southern Kaduna currently taking the center stage.
Recall that the Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan had recently stated that no fewer than 800 persons lost their lives in the recent crisis that broke out in Southern Kaduna.