A statement has been released by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in which he issued a 14-day ultimatum to South East Governors to ban all forms of open grazing in the region.
The statement reads:
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.”
The very controversial British-Nigerian activist, has been at loggerheads with the Government on many occasions and the issue of open grazing doesn’t come as a surprise.
This ultimatum in the Eastern part of Nigeria by Nnamdi Kanu, follows an ultimatum given by a Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho which led to a lot of unpleasant events, including the raiding and burning of his house in Ibadan.