The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, described Fulani groups criticizing the ban on Fulani cattle in the southeast as ranters, saying they are ready to enforce the ban across the region.
While clarifying its ban on Fulani cattle, IPOB said apart from Fulani terrorists infiltrating the region to maim and kill civilians under the guise of raising cattle, they also have sex with cows they sell to people for consumption.
In the statement released Monday by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said the claim that its ban on the consumption of Fulani-raised cows is a declaration of war on the North is baseless.
“The Sharia Police (Hishba), destroyed and keeps destroying many businesses in the North especially alcohol and hotels majority of which are owned by Igbo business men, and the hell has never been let loose in retaliation and these heartless beast in human forms are still collecting VAT from alcohol and hotels Nigeria government did not say anything about that. What is more than a declaration of war by the Fulani than that? Has the federal government or any Northern State Government at any time said anything against this barbarity?.
“We are only trying to safeguard Biafra land against further attacks and pollution by Fulani herdsmen. Nobody should misconstrue our honest action. Since the federal government and the compromised security agencies have failed to protect our communities against incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen using their cows as excuse, we want to severe everything about cows so we can have our peace. We must not eat cow meat again that comes fulani people. Let them export their cow meat to other countries in West Africa and other African countries,” IPOB said.
The separatist group urged residents of the old eastern region “to go into poultry farm, goat rearing and fish production”, warning that “nobody should dare violate this ban when it takes effect in April as doing so amounts to testing the will of the people”.