Fulani herdsmen of invasion of Enugu communities, last Monday, where more than 20 people were reportedly killed in an early morning raid has pitched the easterners with the northerners, who are mainly Muslem.
The killing is taking the shape of religion colouration as the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Friday, said the killing was a grand plan by the Islamic Arewa Army to conquer and actualize the Islamic, political, economical, social command of Othman Dan Fodio, Ahmadu Bello (Sarduana of Sokoto), using the minority North (Middle Belt) to fight against the Christian South.
MASSOB also charged Ndigbo, to hold their governors responsible for any invasion of Igboland by foreigners.
This came on a day the Youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South-east geopolitical zone chapter, tasked all Igbos to stop buying cow from the Fulani herdsmen as a source of meat, adding that Ndigbo should rise to the occasion and patronize other sources of meat to frustrate their business.
CAN advised Ndigbo to stop to buy or eat cow meat as mark of protest against last Monday’s slaughtering in Ukpabi, Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State
Rising from an emergency meeting of principal officials of MASSOB executives in Okwe, MASSOB headquarters, Leader, Uchenna Madu in communique made available to journalists said: ”President Muhammad Buhari’s sudden, pressurized u-turn and presidential order against Fulani’s herdsmen is a complete political jamboree which can never hold any water. It is a hypocritical exhibition meant to deceive the Igbo Christians in general.
“More coordinated military camouflaged pogroms is coming, it shall continue to be disguised as Fulani’s herdsmen but the real men behind these pogroms are Islamic Arewa Army,ISAA, established to conquer, actualize the Islamic, political, economical, social command of Othman Dan Fodio, Ahmadu Bello (Sarduana of Sokoto) using the minority North (Middle Belt) to fight against the Christian South.
“MASSOB warns that Ndigbo should hold their Governors much responsible for any invasion of our land by foreigners”.
Meantime, CAN South-east youth wing in statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Rev. Fr. Clement Okonkwo, and Ogechukwu Nnamene on behalf of the executives, the group condemned the killing of 46 Nimbo natives while calling on Ndigbo to shun buying cow as a source to frustrate fulani herdsmen out of Igboland.
“Igbos should stop buying cow meat from the Fulani herdsmen, adding that Ndigbo should rise to the occasion and patronize other sources of meat to frustrate their business and force them out of Igboland.
“Traditional rulers, community leaders in the south-east should as a matter of urgency, constitute and arm Vigilante groups in their villages and resist any attempt by the Fulani herdsmen to occupy their farmlands”.