Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation has issued a stern warning to traditional rulers council and President-Generals of town unions in the South-East geo-political zone not to release any part of their community land for any cattle colonies or settlement whatsoever amidst widespread killings by the notorious Fulani herdsmen group in some parts of the country.
This warning is sequel to the high spate of killings by the notorious Boko Haram terrorist group and armed Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the nation, most especially armed bandits in the Northern parts of the country.
Abia state President of Ohanaeze, Elder Rowland Ajuzieogu, who spoke in a statement issued to newsmen in Aba, Abia state, berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for its alleged failure to curtail the nefarious activities of the terror organisations.
This was stated by Elder Rowland Ajuzieogu, the Abia state President of Ohanaeze in a press statement released to journalist in Aba, the group lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over alleged failure to put an end to the high spate of killings in Nigeria.
The statements reads below.
“Ohanaeze’s attention was also drawn to a recent publication on an alleged 100 billion Naira gift to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria MACBAN. The apex Igbo cultural association is aware of the refutal by the presidency through the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity over the said allegation.
“As representatives of Ndigbo and custodians of our culture and common heritage and after due consultations. The position of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Abia State is that going by the spate of killings by suspected Fulani herders and government’s present inability through the security agencies to effectively curtail these nefarious activities.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo is taking seriously the said allegation in spite of the refutal by the federal government. And advise that, whether the allegations are true or not and at the risk of erring on the side of caution.
“Ndi Eze and the traditional rulers council, President Generals of town union and community leaders are advised to resist every attempt by any group or persons under any guise to part with any piece of their community land for purposes of cattle colonies, settlement, cluster or under any other coinage. Let us make hay while the sun shines. A word they say is enough for the wise.”
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