Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 8 July 2019 | 7,260 times
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Okezie Ikpeazu Abia State of concluding plans to hand over Biafra land in the three senatorial zones of Enugu State and Olokoro in Umuahia to alleged Fulani terror herdsmen as part of their clandestine RUGA implementation programme in the East.
The group said that Ugwuanyi along with some traditional rulers and Presidents General of some communities in Enugu State connived and handed over a land belonging to Nenwe in Aninri and Nome in Nkanu communities to Fulani herdsmen and their cattle.
A statement made available to News Express on Sunday, in Awka, Anambra State capital, by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said that the land in question has been in dispute for years between the two communities.
According to IPOB, “The message South East governors are sending out is that Fulani terrorists are welcome to kill Biafrans at will and on top of that they get rewarded with a land for their Fulani settlement.
“Instead of apprehending and prosecuting these marauding murderers, Gov. Ugwuanyi have instead empowered them by giving them a RUGA settlement in Enugu State while publicly claiming he has not done so. This level of criminal deception from South East governors have placed the entire Biafraland in danger of a wholescale Fulani invasion.
“We IPOB cannot be dying and placing our lives in danger on a daily basis across Biafraland, fighting well armed Fulani terrorists with our bare hands only to have a governor like Ugwuanyi undermine our noble effort. Anybody related to Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu or other Fulani slaves in government houses in the East must warn them to desist from their suicidal undertaking to hand over our land to Fulani Islamic caliphate.
“We are equally aware that other state governors and politicians in Biafraland are having series of secret meetings on how to allocate our sacred land of Biafra to Fulani terrorists for their Ruga Settlement on the pretence of a renamed National Livestock Programme (NLP) initiated by Jubril/Abba Kyari.”
The group alleged that the Enugu State Governor and his supporters have secretly deployed and detailed a detachment of police and army in the two communities of Aninri and Nkanu “as a way of frightening and preventing youths, women and children from protesting against the injustice of RUGA settlements in Biafra land.”
IPOB called on all relatives, stakeholders, supporters of South East governors and traditional rulers to warn Ugwuanyi and his collaborators including those in other states “to desist from this evil act of ceding our ancestral lands to Fulani terrorists for Ruga Settlement or National Livestock Programme in any part of Biafraland.”
IPOB warned that it will not spare any person or persons “implicated in the conspiracy to Islamise Biafraland through forced Fulani settlements.”
The group urged the people of Enugu State “and other parts of Biafraland to remain at full alert and continue to report every suspicious Fulani movement to the nearest IPOB family unit for appropriate action.” IPOB added: “Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi must be cautioned and called to order by his family members, friends and associates because if Fulani terrorists acquire or establish Ruga settlement anywhere in Enugu State and its environs, he, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will bear whatever consequences that may result from it.
“IPOB can never and will never allow the establishment or implementation of Ruga Settlement anywhere on Biafran soil. We shall continue to confront and drive them away wherever they are found even with their police and army support.”
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