Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the governors of the South-east to ban open grazing in the region.
Kanu has commended the South-west governors for issuing an ultimatum to the Fulani herdsmen. He opined that the act must be replicated in the South-eastern region.
According to him, the ban in open grazing will be in compliance to the 19969 statutory law of Nigeria. He also warned that failure to do so, the Eastern Security Network will step in and begin to enforce the 1969 Anti-grazing law.
He issued this warning via a statement which was released by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
The statement reads;
“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.
“The bold step taken by Yoruba governors in banning open grazing in their region is commendable and as such MUST be reciprocated and consolidated by a similar pronouncement in the East.
“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.”