Igbo Group Gives Ultimatum To Herdsmen
An Igbo group, Voice from the East (VEAST), has given herdsmen up till August 31, 2018, to leave the South East, Anioma in Delta State, and Ikwere in Rivers State.
Convener of the group, Kindness Jonah, gave the ultimatum on Tuesday after it went on a peaceful protest in Enugu.
Jonah said, “We carried out the demonstration for the sole purpose of giving quit notice to Fulani herdsmen in Igboland, the five South Eastern states as well as Anioma and Ikwerre land.
“The aberrant killings by Fulani herdsmen purposely unchecked by Federal Government and military instigated this quit notice.
“At Ezi Nze in UDI Local Government Area of Enugu State, Fulani herdsmen kidnapped several young men, demanding N2 million compensation for the purported killing of an undisclosed number of cows, out of which N6000,000.00 has been paid.
“VEAST sees this as an affront of the highest order which can no longer be tolerated in Igboland.
”After 31st August 2018, since nobody holds the monopoly of violence and for the mere fact that the Nigerian military and police are working secretly, openly with the herdsmen, VEAST will galvanize young men from all Igboland to enter Igbo forests to kill and butcher any Fulani herdsmen.”