The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) in Ebonyi State Wednesday said they would no longer tolerate or accommodate the activities and operations of the Fulani herdsmen within the South East geo-political zone of the country.
The group also condemned the indiscriminate and callous killings of innocent Nigerians especially farmers in the country by Fulani herdsmen, asserting that there is no land for cattle colonies within the zone even as they maintained that cattle herding remained a private business and not a national enterprise.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, the leader of the group in Ebonyi South zone of the state, Mr. Sunday Ezaka, warned South East Governors not to contemplate giving any land in the zone to the Fulani herdsmen for the purposes of cattle colonies, saying they would resist such move with their last blood.
The groups further blasted the leader of Ohanaeze Youth Council in Umuahia, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, for allegedly telling the leader of MASSOB/BIM, Chief Raph Uwazurike to vacate Igboland, describing the statement as an abomination in Biafra.
The statement reads in part: “MASSOB/ BIM will not tolerate or accommodate killer Fulani herdsmen within the south east zone. The wanton killing and destruction of properties by this group have emphasized the need for Biafra. The country is presently witnessing the killing of innocent Nigerians and the Buhari-led administration is busy using propaganda to deceive Nigerians.
“We want to warn that any South East Governor that accommodates them, or give out lands for cattle colonies to them will face the wrath of MASSOB BIM. The president has been insensitive to the plight of non-Fulani in this country. This is not what a country should look like. We are indeed disappointed and embarrassed at the present administration’s system of governance.
“The Ebonyi south zone of MASSOB BIM under the leadership of Sunday Ezaka stands to challenge and counter the Umuahia, Ohanaeze youth council leader, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro for telling our leader, chief Raphael Uwazurike, the founder of the Actualization of sovereign state of Biafra to vacate his father’s land for no reason.
“This is an abomination in Biafa land and the so called mazi okechukwu Isiguzoro is not qualified to be an Igbo Biafra , let alone an organization . It is better for him to vacate from Igboland and Biafra nation as well to on exile where he will remain until Christ comes because if he stay in Igboland or in Biafra nation, he is going to be persecuted. The so called Umuahia ohanaeze youth council is not a composition of Igbo people but strangers.