Following attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Enugu and other parts of the federation, Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra, MASSOB, has ordered all Fulani herdsmen to leave South-East Nigeria.
A statement made available to Vanguard by MASSOB, read in part: “We condemn the attack on Biafrans by Fulani herdsmen at Uzo-Uwani council area of Enugu State. We wish to remind Ndigbo and Biafrans that this killing and destruction of property of our people by Fulani herdsmen is getting out of hands.
“The fact that MASSOB believes in non-violence does not mean that we cannot defend ourselves. It is a pity that Amnesty International has never for one day written a report against Nigerian military and Fulani herdsmen over the killing of our people. The massacre of MASSOB, IPOB members in Aba, the Ezu-River killing, the killing of six Igbo traders in Abuja (the Apo six), the invasion of Igbo land by Fulani herdsmen, with all these things, Amnesty International has not and will never see reasons to indict the Nigerian Government because they are being controlled by the North.
“It is on record that the Nigerian Police received security report, last Friday, that over 500 Fulani herdsmen gathered in that community to attack them. This ethnic cleansing was planned against Ndigbo in 2003. Now that the power has gone to the Fulani man, they have begun to execute this evil agenda. MASSOB is calling on all the pro-Biafra groups, Igbo youths to wake up and let us unite and face our enemies. We are warning the Fulani herdsmen to leave Biafra land or they will face our wrath.”