Leave now Igbo group tells Fulani herdsmen, two months grace or face death

A group called, Igbo pressure group, also Voice from the East, VEAST, has notified the Fulani herdsmen in the South-East, also Anioma, in Delta State, and Ikwere in River State, from now till 31, 2018 to leave their land.

The group had ask the cattle rearers to vacate their land and forests.

On Tuesday in Enugu State, the group embarked on a peaceful protest, warning that should the armed herdsmen fail to leave after the ultimatum, they would mobilise and comb forests and lands to send them packing.

The group, also said that they might resort to killing the herdsmen should they become adamant and refuse to leave.

They noted that the quit notice was a result of the Federal Government’s inaction or tacit support for the herdsmen menace.

The convener of the group, Comrade Kindness Jonah, told journalists after their demonstration that government’s inability to check the killings necessitated the issuance of the quit notice.

“We carried out the demonstration for the sole purpose of giving quit notice to Fulani herdsmen in Igboland, the five south Eastern states as well as Anioma and Ikwerre land.

“The aberrant killing by Fulani herdsmen purposely unchecked by Federal Government and military instigated this quit notice.

“At Ezi Nze in UDI Local Government Area of Enugu State, Fulani herdsmen kidnapping several young men, demanding N2 million compensation for purported killing of undisclosed number of cows, out of which N6000,000.00 has been paid.

“VEAST sees this as an affront of the highest order which can no longer be tolerated in Igboland.

“After 31st August, 2018, since nobody holds the monopoly of violence and for the mere fact that the Nigerian military and police are working secretly, openly with the herdsmen, VEAST will galvanise young men from all Igboland to enter Igbo forests kill and butcher any Fulani herdsmen,” he also said.

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