From Okey Sampson, Aba
MOVEMENT for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has given the Federal Government a 30-day ultimatum to end the incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen on innocent people in states in the South East or face its wrath.
The warning came on the heels of Monday’s attack by Fulani herdsmen on a community in Uzo Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State in which about 15 people were allegedly killed.
MASSOB, which said it was worried by the inability of the Federal Government to stop the increasing destruction of farmlands, raping of women, armed robbery, kidnapping as well as killing of innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen.
National Director of Information of MASSOB, Sunny Okereafor, who handed down the ultimatum in an interview with newsmen in Aba, said the Federal Government has been playing with fire over the attacks and threatened that MASSOB will not fold its arms and allow Fulani herdsmen invade Igbo communities to rape women, kill residents and burn their houses.
According to him, “MASSOB is worried that Fulani herdsmen have become very daring in their attacks since President Buhari came to power.
“We are not saying Buhari is their sponsor, but his silence over the attacks is suspicious. MASSOB is giving Buhari a 30-day ultimatum to stop the attacks or face our wrath.
“Again, we are warning Fulani herdsmen and their sponsors to withdraw from Biafra land. They should count Igbo land out of their Islamisation policy.
“We are also warning Ndigbo to remain on alert, as these Fulani herdsmen are terrorists posing as herdsmen. Soon, they will pay for all their atrocities against the people of Biafra.”
Okereafor, who disclosed that his group had set up a committee to monitor the activities of Fulani herdsmen in Igbo land, added that MASSOB would be forced to abandon her non-violent policy to protect Biafrans if the Federal Government refuses to check the invasion of its communities by the herdsmen.