We Will Resist Fulani Vigilante In ‘Biafra Land’, IPOB Vows
The Indegenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has said that it is not only opposed to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association setting up vigilante groups in any part of ‘Biafra land’, but will form counter security outfits in all states of far North where the Fulani are predominant.
In a statement signed by the leader of the group, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB condemned what it described as “long-running Fulani conquest agenda of entire Nigeria by forming a nationwide ‘security outfit’.
Describing Miyetti Allah as sponsors of the 4th deadliest terrorism group in the world, Kanu said that though the development may have caught the rest of Nigeria by surprise but not the IPOB which had warned long ago that the Fulani has – since 2015 – hatched a plot to violently conquer the whole of Nigeria and is in this wise “being overtly and covertly emboldened by the Fulanized, Islamized Federal Government of Nigeria”.
This latest move, Kanu said was merely a part of series of actions geared to subjugating the Christian indigenous nationalities of Nigeria that have stoically borne the brunt of the brutal terror that was unleashed on them since the coming to power of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
Kanu feared that by the latest development, the Fulani now wants to bring their terror fully to Southern Nigeria through the subterfuge of a Fulani ‘security outfit’.
He said if Miyetti Allah’s intentions are sincere and patriotic, it would have advisedly restricted this so-called security outfit to the few States in the far North where they are pseudo-indigenes just as the Yoruba – through the OPC – founded Amotekun and ensured that it remains a strictly regional security outfit that is restricted to the Southwest of Nigeria.
Kanu added that given the overwhelming evidence that the Federal Government has given its tacit blessing to Miyetti Allah to proceed with this sinister move, “the IPOB will, henceforth, regard as a hostile and occupying force any Fulani posse, whether deceptively called a security outfit or vigilante found anywhere in Biafraland.
“Accordingly, the IPOB will take appropriate measures to expel such force, measure for measure.
“If the Fulani Federal Government attempts to assist or otherwise enable Miyetti Allah to stay put in Biafraland, the IPOB will escalate its response to include but not limited to equally forming counter-security outfits in all States of the far North where the Fulani are predominant”, Kanu concluded