The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that Fulani herdsmen are not ordinary herdsmen but members of Boko Haram who are bent on annihilating Ndigbo under the guise of herders.
IPOB advised Ndigbo to stop eating meat derived from cows and reared by Fulani in order not to give room for Fulani herdsmen to infiltrate their towns and villages to kill them and rape their women.
In a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful advised the Igbos to breed their own local cows which were in abundance at Abakaliki, in Ebonyi State, Nsukka in Enugu State and Obudu in Cross River State, stressing that if such is patronized, the Fulani herdsman will leave Igboland without further ado.
The statement reads, “After putting our acts together, IPOB discovered that the Fulani herdsmen are determined to exterminate the lives of Biafrans through their herdsmen.
“We in the IPOB worldwide are calling on all Biafrans to stop eating Fulani cows and stop patronizing them. They will leave our land and stop raping our women and girls and they will stop killing our men because of our wives and girls.
“We discovered that these Fulani herdsmen are not ordinary people but Boko Haram insurgents who were trained by their brothers. We are calling on Biafrans to start eating goat meat, chickens and fish.
“Again, all Biafrans should start rearing their local cows. We have them at Abakiliki in Ebonyi State, Nsukka in Enugu State and Obudu Ranch in Calaber, Cross River State in abundance.
“If we Biafrans implement this without patronizing them again, they will leave our land without molestations because they were equipped with guns and we Biafrans don’t have guns and ammunition.
“We also know that Hausa/Fulani don’t eat much of cow meat but have you asked yourselves questions why they don’t eat red meat?
“IPOB reminds you about what the Hausa/Fulani did in Agatu, Benue State and in Delta State where they kidnapped a traditional ruler and killed him and in Enugu and Ebonyi states where they ravaged, killed, maimed and raped our women and girls.”