The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has announced 27th of April 2022, as the commencement date for the enforcement of it’s earlier announced ban on the rearing and consumption of fulani cows and open grazing, across the South-East States.
The new date announcement was made public in a statement released by IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful. The statement also directed those who are into cow business in the South-East must have a ranch, and properly mark their cows, for easy identification.
IPOB in it’s statement, stressed the importance of properly identifying ranches with an identifiable name or symbol to avoid sanctions, adding that only Igbo-breed of cows will henceforth be used or consumed in the region.,
The statement also explained that the ban on open grazing and consumption of fulani cows in the South-East, is not targeted as a discrimination against any tribe, but it is her own means of putting to a stop, the financing of the same people that kill the Igbos, by buying their dairies and other products.
The statement reads;
“We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to make the following clarifications concerning the ban on the movement of Fulani cows which will take effect from the April 27, 2022.
“From April 27, 2022, we shall commence the enforcement of the ban on open grazing which has since been pronounced by South-East Governors and passed into law by many states in Biafraland but the Nigerian security agencies have failed to enforce them. Thus, from the said date, no cows should be seen roaming the streets of Biafraland.
“From April 27, 2022, anybody interested in cow business anywhere in Biafraland, must have a ranch and properly mark the cows. Cows seen outside ranches with effect from this date shall be treated as contraband products. Owners of such cows should blame themselves.
“Owners of cows and ranches should properly mark them with their ranch name or symbol for easy identification.
“The above measures have become necessary to stop the senseless and wanton killings in our land by Fulani jihadists masquerading as herdsmen. We want to stop the incessant invasion of our communities and raping of our mothers and sisters by Fulani herdsmen. Enough is enough!
“Our action is not targeted against any tribe. We are only taking this measure as a necessity for self-preservation.
“Igbo people alone in Biafraland spent more than N3 trillion every year on cows. We, therefore, want to stop using our money to finance the genocidal attacks on our people by Fulani herdsmen. Let them keep their cows so that we may have our lives.
“We want our people to breed native cows on our land and also put them in a ranch. We won’t tolerate the wandering of cattle again in our land.”