Disturbed by series of attacks by suspected herdsmen in their villages, the people of Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Sunday organized a special church service to pray for divine intervention.
The state within three months recorded eight clashes between farmers and herdsmen during which scores were killed.
Speaking at the service held at the Lutheran Church of Christ in Demsa, the headquarters of the local government, Stephen Babbada said the attacks on farmers were alarming, hence the need for prayers for a lasting solution.
Mr. Babbada, a pastor, called for peaceful coexistence and the need to embrace dialogue.
Also speaking, Robinson Parsom lamented that the communities had been troubled since the first attack early this year in Kodomon.
“The farmers and herdsmen must live in peace with one another, this barbaric act must be stopped. For the past 20 years I have never witnessed such wanton destruction of lives and properties”, Mr. Parsom, an evangelist, said.
In his remarks, a reverend, Vinkho Myambabagi, charged the Christian faithful at the prayer session to learn to cope with the economic recession the country is passing through.
He also advised Christians to shun hatred and continue to show love as they hold on to God and face their agricultural activities.