The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other Igbo groups have shown their continuous shock over Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) plan to establish in the South East a Fulani Youth Vigilante body.
Miyetti Allah had revealed their plans on Thursday in a summit which was held in Enugu, they explained that they would help compliment security outfits in the South East zone.
The IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu in a statement on Friday, however totally criticized MACBAN, for fearlessly making such demands. Also condemning the South East governors for their failure to arrest the leader of Miyetti Allah for making such demands.
IPOB statement had read in part:
“I condemn in totality, both in letter and spirit the underhand agreement between South East governors and the call by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association for the establishment of Fulani Vigilante Groups in Igboland of Biafra.
“Without much ado, I wish to state that it is extremely shocking and shameful that at a time when herders have turned to terrorists and ravaging the North, Middle Belt and Yorubaland, South East governors allowed Miyetti Allah to get away with such demand on our soil.
“It’s akin to telling someone in advance that you are coming to rob his house and he allowed you to just walk away, while pleading with you that you should reconsider. Instead of ordering their immediate arrest on the spot for daring to so brazenly reveal their intention to invade Igboland, the South East Governors appear to want to accommodate their demands.
“We are eagerly waiting for Miyetti Allah and their Fulani terror militia in Biafraland, an adventure they will regret for as long as they live.”
The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has also shown their displeasure in a statement signed by its deputy president Comrade Obinnna Achionye and the secretary general, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike,
They revealed the impending danger of selling their land to the Miyetti Allah in the South East.
“We will make sure that not only that he traditional ruler in question will lose his staff of office but we will declare such a traditional ruler persona grata in the South East.
“We are surprised that the Miyetti Allah’s demand for the establishment of a Fulani Youth Vigilante group to compliment the effort of local vigilante group is coming at this period of rumored fulanization agenda. We call on Ndigbo to be on the red alert.
“The ‘fulanization’ and neo colonization of the South East by the herdsmen is knocking on our door steps. Wake up from your slumber Ndigbo, Be prepared, and wait for any eventuality, Until the State House of Assemblies in the South East enact laws bringing back the dreaded Bakassi Boys, youths in the entire Igbo land should as a matter of urgency, starting from Monday July 1, 2019, occupy all the state assemblies.
“Every state House of Assembly should enact laws to establish a new vigilante group with a special mandate to fish out armed herdsmen among the cattle rearers moving across our forests on the early hours of the day.”