Ohanaeze Ndigbo, youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, has issued 48 hours quit notice Fulani herders weilding fire arms in any part of South Easter part of Nigeria.
A former Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Celestine Okoye, had in a media interview few days ago.
According to him, there are ‘332 Fulani herdsmen settlers heavily armed with AK47 rifles across the five States of the South East zone waiting to unleash terror on Ndigbo”.
In a Press statement on Monday, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Chukwuemeka Chimerue to the national President of Ohanaeze Youths Council, Igboayaka. O Igboayaka, warned “all Fulani herdsmen with AK47 rifles to immediately vacate their hidden locations in Igbo land within 48 hours or risk being treated like bush animals wherever they are sighted with weapons.”
The group wondered why President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies have been silent on reported attacks on livelihood of Igbo people by Fulani herders.
“President Buhari and his security agencies who are aiding and abetting the crimes of criminal Fulani herdsmen should understand that they have done everything necessary to ensure Nigeria’s disintegration”, Igboayaka stressed.
The statement said: “This revelation is in line with a recent research made by International Society For Civil Liberties & The Rule of Law (Inter-society), one of the leading civil society groups in Nigeria wherein they published that 433 locations in Igbo land are domiciled by these dreaded Fulani herdsmen waiting to attack the entire old Eastern region.
“Buhari and his kinsmen have divided Nigeria, leading the country into anarchy, tribal hate and crisis”.
“Fulanis should get ready to contend with the forces of all the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria if they go ahead to embark on this impending attack against Ndigbo,” Igboayaka stated”, according to the statement.