- IPOB warned against compromising the interests of the Eastern Region for personal gains
In a recent statement issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the group vehemently cautioned governors of the South-East region against endorsing the establishment of cattle ranches within their respective states. Specifically, IPOB expressed strong opposition to Governor Peter Mbah’s purported plans to set up a cattle ranch in Nimbo, Uzowani community of Enugu State.
Emphasizing their stance against any form of collaboration with Fulani interests, IPOB declared their unwavering resolve to resist the establishment of Fulani camps under the guise of cattle ranches in the Biafra territory. The group noted previous concerns raised regarding Governor Mbah’s alleged intentions to allocate community lands to Fulani groups, citing political motivations as the driving force behind such actions.
Moreover, IPOB stated their commitment to monitoring Governor Mbah and other involved parties, cautioning against any repeat of past incidents wherein Fulani herdsmen encroached on Igbo land.
Insisting on the exclusive ownership of cattle ranches by Ndigbo, IPOB adamantly rejected the prospect of Fulani involvement in such endeavors within Igbo territory.
“Only Ndigbo are allowed to own cattle ranches anywhere in Igbo land. We don’t want to have the murderous Fulani operating any cattle ranch in Alaigbo. Governor Peter Mba should not allow what happened at Ehamufu two years ago to repeat itself because of his need to chase a political clout. The statement reads.
IPOB warned against compromising the interests of Enugu State citizens for personal gain, urging Mbah to reconsider any dealings with Fulani entities. The group urged those who may have entered into agreements with Fulani herdsmen to rescind such arrangements promptly.
“The governor should understand that IPOB is not joking. We must chase away murderous Fulani jihadist herdsmen anywhere they are seen in the South East region. If Fulani herdsmen have paid Dr. Peter Mbah or any traditional leader for any parcel of land in Enugu State, they should better go and collect their money back” the statement concluded.