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Tinubu: We won’t allow South-East governors donate lands for grazing – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has vehemently challenged the proposal by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for state governors to donate lands as grazing reserves, in order to end the farmer-herder crisis.

This is coming days after Tinubu declared that he can end the farmers-herders crisis in the next two to three weeks using a new programme.

IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Thursday faulted the president’s request and vowed that the secessionist group would never allow Southeast governors to cede Igbos’ ancestral lands.

The statement reads: “The attention of the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great and indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the careless call from President Bola Tinubu to the State Governors to provide Land in each State for Fulani ranching.

“IPOB considers such a call as careless, thoughtless, and a great insult to the indigenous peoples in Nigeria who have been massacred by the same foreign marauding Fulani terrorists nicknamed herdsmen.

“Nigerian dailies yesterday reported what could be considered as the most reckless and thoughtless call by President Ahmed Bola Tinubu during a political inauguration of his Agricultural Program in Niger State. He was said to have asked the State Governors to provide land to Fulanis for RUGA and ranches in the contraption called Nigeria. Perhaps President Tinubu has forgotten that political campaigns where careless promises are made to win elections are over.

“The recent public call for the State Governors to provide land to murderous Fulanis that have committed mass murder against the indigenous peoples in Nigeria is thoughtless, careless, and is emboldening of the herdsmen terrorists.

“Nevertheless, we in the IPOB movement and family will never allow ceding or selling any part of our ancestral land to these dangerous Fulani terrorists and bandits for whatever reason. The Biafra region has no land for Fulanis for whatever purpose.

“Biafrans are farmers and pastoralists, too. Our lands are not sufficient for Biafrans to farm and rear livestock, let alone ceding some to the dangerous terrorists. President Bola Tinubu can cede part of the South West land to his Fulani political Masters. Moreso, the north has the largest land mass. They can cede some to the Fulanis but definitely not in the South East and South South.

“Fulani herdsmen and bandits must know that Biafra territory is a no-go area. We call on the people of the South West and Middle Belt to rise up and reject Tinubu’s and his Fulani Masters’ Fulanization agenda. Any region that allows Fulani occupation either by RUGA or ranching is doomed.”