By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The leader of the Indegenous People of Biafra, (IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has called on the five governors of southeast to as a matter of urgency ban all manner of open grazing in the region.
He said the call is in compliance with the 1969 statutory law of Nigeria that banned such provocative and primitive practice by Fulani herdsmen.
Kanu in a statement through the media and publicity secretary of IPOB said that if the governors refuse to take a firm and decisive action after 14 days, that the group’s security network, ESN will step into the breach to enforce the law.
The statement partly read, “We wish to humbly and most submissively call upon all the governors of the East, to as a matter of urgency, ban all manner of open grazing in the region in compliance with the 1969 statutory law of Nigeria that banned such provocative and primitive practice by Fulani herdsmen.
“If after 14 days there is no firm and decisive action by Eastern governors to ban open grazing in our land, #ESN will step into the breach to commence the enforcement of this 1969 Anti-Grazing Law across the entire region. Don’t say you were not informed or given prior warning.
“The bold step taken by Yoruba governors in banning open grazing in their region is commendable.”
He urged the governors to reciprocate the banning of open grazing as done by Yoruba governors and consolidate on it by making a similar pronouncement in the East.