The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said he will reveal strategies to enforce the ban of Fulani herdsmen in the southeastern part of the country on Tuesday night.
Kanu disclosed this in a press statement he signed and made available on Tuesday through the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful.
This is coming as the South-East governors disclosed that there is a ban on open grazing in the region.
Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman, South-East Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, had earlier announced the decision of the Ndigbo governors to prohibit open grazing of cattle within the region.
“In our forests today, we have the kidnappers, herdsmen, cultists, all sorts of criminals. Anybody staying in the forest is taking a risk when we say that people should move out of the forests. It is for their safety and security. So, I support that kidnappers, herdsmen, cultists, and bandits should be flushed out of our forests,” Umahi said.
In his response to the announcement, Kanu who had last week promised that the Eastern Security Network would ensure there would be no open grazing in the region if the Igbo governors failed to take the decision within 14 days, said on Tuesday that he would roll out plans to accomplish the tasks.
“Now that South-East Governors’ Forum has stated publicly and for the record that they are in support of flushing out killer-herdsmen, cultists, kidnappers and bandits from the various forests in the region and have courageously re-affirmed that the zone had banned open grazing of cattle essentially by foot, it is now the duty of #ESN to enforce it. Otherwise why make a law if you can’t enforce it?
“Join me tonight 2/02/2021 @ 7PM Biafraland Time on all usual platforms as we unveil how this law will be rigorously enforced by #ESN because unbeknown to Nigerians, their #Zoo Police Force as presently constituted cannot enforce state laws,” Kanu declared.