IPOB Warns South-East Resident Against Selling Land To Fulani Herders, Government
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the southeast resident not to sell any land to the government and Fulani herders.
IPOB threatened to take over any land in the South-East that is sold to the government and Fulani herders for agriculture.
The group claimed the Fulani herdsmen were not coming for any agricultural business, but rather to occupy the land with their cattle and subsequently invite their terrorist relatives from the Sahel to occupy its ancestral lands.
These were contained in a statement issued by the IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Wednesday.
The statement reads partly: “The global movement and noble family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is illegally detained in the DSS custody and solitary confinement in Abuja wish to remind Biafrans, friends of Biafra, Lovers of Biafra freedom, all the Traditional Rulers and President-General in Biafraland to desist from any plan or pressure to either sell or hand over our ancestral lands to any government or Fulani agents for any purported agricultural purposes or anything else.
“This warning has become very necessary and is mainly for all Igbo Traditional Rulers, Politicians, Real Estate Agencies, and other political jobbers in Biafraland to desist from any attempt to secretly allocate community lands to Fulani herdsmen in the name of Agricultural investment or any project.
“The marauding Fulanis are not coming for any agricultural business but rather to occupy the land with their cattle and subsequently invite their terror agenda is land grabbing in disguise and violent takeover in future. If you want to understand what we are preventing, study the history of Hausas in the Northern part of Nigeria.
“Do not sell our future generations to these locust tribes. We have a duty to preserve our generations and not destroy them because of the selfishness and greed of their leaders.
“We don’t want any RUGA or any such other name they call it in any of our territories. Our people must understand that either free or donations, you are going to regret your decision to cede any of our ancestral lands to Fulani for any purpose.”