SAHARANEWS – Ohanaeze Ndigbo has insisted that there is no land for cattle rustling in the southeast
The group says Ndigbo are prepared and waiting for the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association to make do its threat
President general of the group, Chief John Nwodo called on Ndigbo to be vigilant and reactivate their local defence outfits in line with the threat
An apex umbrella of Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has insisted that there is no land for cattle rustling in the southeast.
The group said it would not be intimidated by members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association to surrender its land for such business.
SaharaNews reports that the group had its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Enugu on Thursday, June 6, where the decision was taken. gathers that the president general of the group, Chief John Nwodo, in a statement, stated that Ndigbo were “prepared and waiting for them” to execute the threat by forcefully occupying land belonging to Igbo.
Nwodo called on Ndigbo to be vigilant and reactivate their local defence outfits in line with the threat.
He said: “Await our next directives after consultation with our political and religious leaders, legislators, traditional rulers, town unions and affiliate organisations.”
According to Nwodo, locals in certain areas of the country now find it difficult to move around, following the dropping of arms and ammunition in some of the occupied areas.
He said: “What is disturbing is that very few arrests, seizures of arms or prosecution have been made in all these instances by our national security forces.
“The impression is created that their activities have the encouragement, sanction or acquiescence of our national security forces. In the President’s home state, Katsina, the District head of Daura is now under captivity for 32 days.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, January 18, said his administration was committed to finding lasting solutions to farmers/herders’ clashes and appealed for tolerance among cattle herders and farmers throughout the country.
The president stated this when he received the leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.