The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared war on the auspices of Miyetti Allah associations including all the Fulani herdsmen in the south east.
This was revealed by the group spokeman, Emma Powerful, that IPOB has instructs the herdsmen to migrate their cattle from the south east region to avoid war.
A statement insisted that under the Ruga settlement initiative of the Federal Government, lands in the South East area will not be granted to herders.
The statement reads: “It has come to the awareness and attention of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra’s global family (IPOB) over the recent unguarded threat posed by Miyetti Allah’s leadership against Biafrans over their re-establishment of the illegal movement of cattle through farms and villages in Biafraland.
“This is not the first time that caliphate leaders have endangered the lives of peaceful laws which follow by Biafra’s people through their numerous mouthpieces. It happened with their treasonous notice of quitting and continued through Ango Abdullahi et al, culminating in this abominable statement by Miyetti Allah’s leadership.
“We IPOB do not blame Miyetti Allah, but the caliphate imposed spineless and compromised political leaders who occupy government homes throughout our country. Having sensed the fear, impotence, and political hopelessness of those quislings who call themselves East Governors, Miyetti Allah (which is the glorified name of Fulani herdsmen) was emboldened to continue threatening further bloodshed if their demands were not met.
“The most shocking of all is that ordinary citizens who have been at the receiving end of Fulani terror and savagery for years appear to be transfixed with fear and have surrendered their destiny to God-knowing murderous cattle herders. Together with their foot soldiers in the Nigerian military, Miyetti Allah should recognize that their agreement with the governors of the South East does not extend to IPOB. The same way that IPOB is committed to the protection of Ebonyi State and Anambra West before it today is how to protect every inch of Biafran territory. This very fact is testified by our ongoing resistance in Ebonyi.
“Our land may have been surrendered by South-East political leadership, but we IPOB will never and can never contemplate that. We will not surrender our ancestors ‘ land to this southeastern invading bloodthirsty herders regardless of the political package under which they wrapped it.
“IPOB is ready to enter our land for these terrorists in whatever way they might use. One thing is certain, Miyetti Allah will not succeed, regardless of what they do, with their federal government support and sponsorship, South East Governors led by Dave Umahi and Ohaneze Ndigbo led by John Nwodo.
“The real terrorists are Miyetti Allah and their sponsors, and they will remain so in our eyes. Their threats and terror policy is not able to work with us. They are unable to succeed because IPOB is on the ground and they meet them head-on. The nonsense of the Ruga settlement is dead in our land and can not be imposed on us.”