Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, promises to disclose the strategies to flush out Fulani herdsmen in the South-East.
Kanu made this promise in a statement released through the group spokesperson, Emma Powerful.
Recall that Governors from the region on Monday noted that there is a ban on open grazing in the region.
The Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, disclosed the decision of the governors to ban open grazing within the region.
The governor announced this during an APC stakeholders’ meeting at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki.
He said, “We are living in a dangerous time. Without patriotism to our nation Nigeria, it is very difficult to have a peaceful time. Governors of South-East have been calling on our leaders to speak out on the security of the zone and unity of Nigeria.”
“I read in the papers where someone said he was giving governors of South-East seven day to ban open grazing. The governors of the South-East had banned open grazing and movement of cows by foot into South-East in each of states of the zone.”
“In our forests today, we have the kidnappers, herdsmen, cultists, all sorts of criminals. Anybody staying in the forest is taking a risk when we say that people should move out of the forests. It is for their safety and security. So, I support that kidnappers, herdsmen, cultists, and bandits should be flushed out of our forests.”
Kanu who had earlier spoken against open grazing, on Tuesday vowed to release strategises to flush out herdsmen.
He said, “Now that South-East Governors’ Forum has stated publicly and for the record that they are in support of flushing out killer-herdsmen, cultists, kidnappers and bandits from the various forests in the region and have courageously re-affirmed that the zone had banned open grazing of cattle essentially by foot, it is now the duty of #ESN to enforce it. Otherwise why make a law if you can’t enforce it?”
“Join me tonight 2/02/2021 @ 7 PM Biafraland Time on all usual platforms as we unveil how this law will be rigorously enforced by #ESN because unbeknown to Nigerians, their #Zoo Police Force as presently constituted cannot enforce state laws.”
He noted that the right Hisbah police have in the North to enforce Sharia law by destroying businesses is the same right ESN has to enforce the ban on open grazing in the South-East.
“Now you know why Janjaweed Sharia states of the core Arewa North formed their own little Islamic Hisbah Police, in a supposedly secular country, to enforce such Islamic laws as the prohibition of sale and consumption of alcohol in their domain. This law has led to the illegal destruction of goods and properties worth billions of Naira and imprisonment of businessmen and women of Biafran extraction in Arewa core North.”
He called on the public to be part of the meeting.
“Do not forget to bring your pen and paper as you attend this brain resetting lecture tonight but above all bring a dose of common sense with you too.”
“To those Alimajiri still struggling with how to reason properly, do not forget your slate and chalk. All are part and parcel of the process of learning,” Kanu added.