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IPOB warns herdsmen against reprisal attacks on Abia communities over killing of cows

By Cajetan Mmuta, Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has commended its militant arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), for its doggedness in confronting those it brands as “terrorists masquerading as herdsmen at Lokpanta town in Isuochi local government area of Abia State”.

IPOB stated this in a statement to newsmen by its spokesman, Emma Powerful.

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The statement said, “We commend the IPOB leadership who has seen what our people are passing through in the hands of these terrorists kidnapping for ransom, raping our mothers in farms, killing of our men in their farms, and snatching cars from all the travelers following the routes in Isiukwuato, Umunneochi, Isuochi and Okigwe since over two years, but the government refused to heed to the crying of the citizens.”

According to the group, “IPOB hails them for doing the needful in that area. We are not pursuing responsible Fulanis not to do their legitimate business. But we are after those terrorists masquerading as herdsmen kidnapping and destroying our people’s lives and farmlands in that area.”

The group added, “IPOB and ESN are responsible for the killing of cows encroaching into people’s farmlands. We also warn the Fulani terrorists not to venture to attack any community in the area, as in their nature. If they attack any community, that means Fulani will no longer be allowed to do business again in that market.”

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IPOB advised all Fulani in legitimate businesses to ensure they stay within the designated areas assigned for them in the market. “They must not exceed the square metres and measurements given to them in that market. If they do, they will have scores to settle with IPOB,” the statement added.

According to Powerful, “IPOB is not a terrorist movement. Our focus is on a peaceful Biafra referendum for citizens of Biafra to decide their fate in the Nigeria project.

“IPOB and ESN have a responsibility to keep our land safe for our indigenous people and lawful residents. We will not compromise on this obligation, even when the compromised Nigeria security has joined the agendist to forcibly take over our Land. IPOB is the people and the people are IPOB; and no one or tribe will take over our Land. Not today and not tomorrow.”

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