Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, says Fulani herdsmen have become a menace in Nigeria.
He, however, added that he knows that they are being sponsored.
Oyedepo while preaching in his church recently told the congregation that the last five years from 2015 till now has been the worst in the history of Nigeria.
He said, ''Fulani herdsmen have become a menace. They are sponsored. I know it. There are things you think you know that God shows to prophets. The things they are calling findings now, I found it longest time. You don't need an intelligence antenna as a Prophet to find it.
”I saw this government coming in with a bloodthirsty cloth and I cried. The worst time in the history of Nigeria is 2015 to now and it is getting worse day by day. The end has finally come.
“Apart from us in the Jesus family, many have never had a smile in the last five years on our street. We don't have records so we don't know how many have committed suicide.''
The clergyman debunked insinuations that he has been criticising President Muhammadu Buhari because he (Oyedepo) is interested in running for Presidency.
Responding to the claim, he said it is not his calling.
''If they dash (give) me Presidency, I wouldn't take it. I knew that 1984, not now. I am not talking about Presidency. It is not an area I am called to. It is a very great office. It is not my calling.''
His statement comes as herders under the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore have said they will not recognise the Southern governors' anti-grazing laws, describing it as satanic.
The national secretary of the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore, Saleh Alhassan, in an interview, said members of the organisation would not recognise any anti-open grazing policy in the country.
“We don’t recognise anti-grazing law. Nobody can do anti-grazing policy in Nigeria where we are constitutionally guaranteed the right of movement and occupation,” Alhassan said, referring to the September 1 deadline set up by the Southern governors to ban the open grazing policy.
“I think that (open grazing) has been overtaken by events where the federal government is reviving the grazing reserves and grazing routes. Ranches are coming up across the states. Any policy that will heat up the polity, I don’t think is desirable for the country now.”