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FLASH| Dreaded Bakassi Boys Regroup against Fulani Herdsmen Invasion

by on May 3, 2016
 

THE unrestrained invasion of communities and massacre of innocent citizens by the Fulani herdsmen across the country is now causing provocation for bloody uprising from the South East since the incident in Enugu State.

Prominent Igbo leaders, at their meeting at the weekend, decided on urgent need for the Igbo nation to organize the people for self-defence against the invasion and killing of Igbo indigenes by the Fulani herdsmen.

The dreaded Bakassi Boys, a violent vigilante group mobilized to terminate the troubling armed robbery menace in the south east some years ago, were revealed to have started regrouping to strengthen other vigilante groups to provide security for local communities and towns in the south east.

Former leaders of the group who are still alive have been summoned to facilitate the regrouping of the Bakassi Boys and also handle the recruitment of new members.

A source from the long-disbanded vigilante group revealed that their assignment is mainly to contain the Fulani mafia and ensure that they no longer cause destruction in any part of Igbo land. He added that they are fully empowered to respond speedily to attack on any part of Igbo land by the Fulani mafia, as he called them.

“The action has become necessary because it appears the Federal Government is not ready to protect our people being attacked by the Fulani mafia. This Fulani and farmers clash has been happening in the north central and we thought it is a northern problem,” he said.

“Now, they have moved to the south to trouble our peace loving people. They kidnapped Chief Olu Falae in Yoruba land, they are now invading Igbo land, yet the Federal Government is not doing anything to protect our people.”

Moreover, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) have already issued a warning, urging the Federal Government to intervene and stop the Fulani herdsmen from further killings in the south east.

Some leaders of the two liberation struggle groups disclosed that both MASSOB and IPOB may recourse to arms struggle to protect Igbo land if the invasion and killings by the Fulani herdsmen continue.

Furthermore, the Ohaneze Ndigbo also expressed concern over the Fulani invasion of Igbo land, describing it as serious threat to national security. The Ohaneze Ndigbo also supports the idea for self-defence in Igbo land but warned against the reoccurrence of the 1966 episode that snowballed into the Nigerian civil War in 1967 that ended in 1970.

The Niger Delta militants are also gearing up for confrontation with the herdsmen should they extend their attack of communities to the south-south. Some of the militant’s leaders who spoke to this reporter warned “the Fulani herdsmen to stay off Niger Delta territory or face war.”

The militants vowed that they are on red alert in the zone.

It was reported that about 30 people were killed by Fulani herdsmen during an attack on Ukpabi Nimbo, an agrarian community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Enugu State, penultimate week.

Several armed Fulani herdsmen, said to be over 100, were alleged to have invaded the community in the early hours of the day.

Continuous gunshots were said to have woken the people who became helpless and defenceless during the sudden attack and had to flee their homes.

Many of the villagers were gathered to have escaped to neighbouring communities in the Uzo-Uwani area.

Corpses were said to be picked from farmlands and deposited at the morgue in Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka, Enugu State.

The police authorities in Enugu had earlier confirmed the incident. However, the police later said that the killings in the community were as a result of clashes between two cult groups in the state.

The Fulani herdsmen violence has become a perturbing issue on national security drawing the attention of several stakeholders to the threat it poses to national integration.

An Islamic organisation, Muslims Against Terror, was gathered to have called on the Federal Government to declare the Fulani Herdsmen as a terrorist group.

The group had condemned the actions of the herdsmen, declaring that the wanton destructive activities of the herdsmen are against the tenets of Islam.

“We, the Muslims Against Terror organization, condemn the acts of killing of innocent people, farmers and others by alleged ‘Fulani Herdsmen’ in Nigeria,” the group had stated.

“We urge the Nigerian government to firmly condemn these wanton acts and declare the perpetrators terrorists and an insurgency according to the law and deal with them with the full power of the military.

According to them, Islam (Muslims) actually teaches and the Quran states clearly ‘that anyone who kills a human being- it shall be as though he has killed all of mankind, if anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he has save the lives of all mankind.

“We express our condolences and sympathize with the people of Benue, Enugu, Delta, Anambra, and government of Nigeria and the families of the victims killed by the Fulani Herdsmen,” they had declared.

Moreover, Right Honourable Yakubu Dogara, Speaker, House of Representatives, a fortnight ago, had advocated for deliberate and proactive steps to end the incessant farmers and herdsmen clashes across Nigeria, which he said could break the country’s unity.

Also, an elder statesman in Lagos, Dr. Moses Iloh, speaking to the National Daily, warned that the Fulani herdsmen killings may lead to disintegration of the country if not brought under control.

The elder statesman, however, expressed the view that Fulani herdsmen may not be the ones that killed people in Enugu State, arguing that politicians being investigated and prosecuted for corruption may be using certain groups under the guise of Fulani herdsmen to cause bloodshed in order to destabilize the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dr. Iloh said that the Fulani he knows are peaceful people who go about their trade without molesting anybody. He was of the view that those politicians want to divide the country, then, nobody would hold them accountable for looting the treasury of a broken country.

He, however, urged the President to take urgent steps to tame the rising violence in the country.

 

 

 

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  • peace
    May 3, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I love dis. Its high time d president of nigeria, goat buhari know dat we d igbos re aware of his hidden agenda 2 decrease d numbers of d SS nd SE electorate in oda 2 retain power in d north. See hausa goat wey wan try igbo man. We re fearless nd gallant people, we fight 2 protect our land nd people. God bless d Igbos. Am proud 2 be an igbo man

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  • TAMMY
    May 3, 2016 at 11:09 am

    better, let the militants be very must alart such that even grandma can handle AK 47. Let the OGBESU boys arise, let bakassi arise, Let all the angels of warfare arise. Lets teach buhari and his clandestine terrorist a lessen of their life. What ISREAL did to the arab five nations that is what will do to them within 21 days all the fuckened extremist of the north will be history. Becouse this is not 1967 to 1970 . In these days minds are more advance both to war and to destroy faster. The south and ISREAL has more idea to win a war that the north and the arabs . Try us and then you will know the different between pure water and pure acid in appearance.

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    • Timi fin
      May 3, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Niger Delta milirants, please regroup. Cooperate, come together, br in one accord one voice and stand against the northern jihadist called SATANIC HERDSMEN. BAKKASI BOYS, OHANAZE, OPC ARISE ARIXE ARISE AGAINST THE NOKO HARAM HARDSMEN. They are attacking christain settlements. Now we are not hearing the voices of Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana, Tunde Bakare, civil society groups carrying placards to stop these herdsmen because it is apc government. Wit ur voices coming heavily against Buhari to take action, that would have doused tension and the cry of self defense may not have been louder. The attitude of the nothern governors is a clear indication that they have a hidden agenda and it is nothing than ISLAMISATION! America and britain dont presetend not to have seen the evil being papetrated by the Buhari tribesmen. If it is Niger Delta, the army, airforce, civil defence, nigeria police, nigeria prison, nigeria boys scout, boys brigade, would have been sent to the region. US, UK, France Germany SAVE OUR SOUL! We need peace!

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    • Hatu
      May 6, 2016 at 10:26 am

      The fulanis are the big problem of this country !! The have subjugated the hausas and the entire northern Nigeria. They are the people behind boko haram. They are killing the maidugri people within the sambisa areas with a view to occupy the region.

      The hearts of the Fulanis,they are not one with hausas,even when they pretend asuch.

      The game of the fulanis is over. Let all indeginous people of Nigeria defend themselves against the tyrany of the Fulanis

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  • May 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Is a welcome development, let us arise against buhari /northern elders orchestrated jihad against the igbo nation.

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  • May 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    this is a welcome development. stand up and fight for your people. you must chase them out of your territory.

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  • don
    May 3, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    It’s a good idea n welcome development

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  • May 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    God is the ultimate powerful being. Christians must b careful never to denied christ supremacy end time. Igbo brodas shld not personalize some issues fulani is a treat to christ followers in nig. In all we need peace.

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    • Chidi
      May 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      Peace is prayer and the holy bible in one hand. And that ak47 and RPGS against the jihadists in ASS HOLE rock. Even Nehemiah have to tell his fellow isrealites to re-build the walls of Jerusalem in one hand and hold weapones of war on the other hand. The jihadists in ASS HOLE rock and the bunch of cursed alimajiris murderous herdsmen will meet their violent end!
      Hail BIAFRA .

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    • Arunsi Ulo-Ubi
      May 5, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Dey there make them kill you, make you go heaven.
      Those who fought wars in Bible against the bars , Egyptians etc . them no be Christians .?
      Israel wey dey fight today to defend there occupied territory no be Bible believers. ?
      It’s time most us redefine the true meaning of the Bible( CHRISTIANS SWORD).
      I rather die as true Martyr than as coward.

      Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Mathew 18:18)

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  • sunnywhite
    May 3, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Comment…He who knows the end from the begining has something to teach the world abuot biafra

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  • BIAFRAN RABBI
    May 3, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    A TIME FOR EVERYTHING UNDER GOD. A TIME TO LOOSE AN IDENTITY AND A TIME TO RESTORE A LOST IDENTITY. SORRY NIGERIANS,IS BIAFRAN RESTORATION AND NOTHING ELSE UNDER GOD.BUHARI,LETS SEE HOW YOU AND OTHERS CAN STOP BIAFRA AN EVENT WHICH ITS TIME IS HERE AND ONLY A STEP WHICH IS THE 10TH PLAGUE WILL BRING OUT GOD’S GLORY.

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  • Onyezubyk
    May 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Comment…you are a big fool for saying or bringing politician and in their interest into this and at the same time defending the beligerent fulanis who has taken killing as their right.Let me tell you mr man whatever u are,this killing can never happen in north if the reverse should be the cas.Infact,to be frank with u,if this bloody illiterate will not put a stop to this act,then we will feed them with their own blood. For ur information mr supporter we are not weaklings.

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  • Comr. Uk22
    May 3, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Self defence and sovereignty is d best solution 2our cry. Up bakasi and biafra. We have no genuine govt in naija 4nw coz buhari has plan diz evil long b4 nw.

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  • Mmezi kingsley
    May 3, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Fulani herdsmen are against the unity of Nigeria. They hate peace and they will not know peace. I then call on Mr president to urgently do something to stop this act of cowardice by the so called fulani herdsmen or in disguised of boko haram.

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  • Martins Izuagba
    May 4, 2016 at 1:12 am

    We shld be cautious in handling things so as not to under-mind d relevance of govt. Afterall, Mr. President promised to deal wt d herdsmen as terrorists. We wl not only hold him liable if dz continues, but see d perpetration as an islamization agenda.

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    • Hatu
      May 6, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Don’t be a fool,to trust Buhari the Fulani. Wait until they finish filling you and your people. Know thy enemy and defend yourself against him.

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  • Chichi
    May 4, 2016 at 1:23 am

    That’s a good move. The silence of the gods sholdn’t be mistaken for foolishness.

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  • U Cant C Me
    May 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Comment…Gud Move Gudluck

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  • TAMMY
    May 4, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    what the fulani herndmen and buhari and the emires are planning to gradually islamise THE CHILDREN of light is no longer secret or craftiness. It is written that these days shall come, that the sons of the devil arise against the sons of the most high. I know as i know my name that at the end we will win both physically and spiritually as YAHUSHUA HAMASHIACH has revealed to me many times. For the kingdom of GOD is suffering violence and violence shall take it by force. So, arise bakassi , militants, OGBESU boys for the kingdom of GOD is at hand and it is rising from the east coast.

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  • Uzo anyagu
    May 6, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Comment…we will crosh buhari and his brothers to death in jesus name,victory is our GOD & HIS PEOPLE AMEN.

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  • May 8, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    .They are now on the run, the fear of bakassi boys is the begining of wisdom. Where are the fulanies are the anti igbo. We are ready for all of u

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