ENUGU – The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra,MASSOB, Friday, revealed that last Monday’s slaughter of 46 Igbos of Ukpabi, Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State was a grand plan, by the Nigeria’s Islamic Arewa Army, ISAA, to conquer and actualize the Islamic, political, economical, social command of Othman Dan Fodio, Ahmadu Bello (Sarduana of Sokoto) using the minority North (Middle Belt) to fight against the Christian South. MASSOB also charged Igbos, to hold their governors responsible for any invasion of Igboland by foreigners (Hausa-Fulani). This came on a day the Youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Igbo (south-east geopolitical zone) chapter, tasked all Igbos to stop buying cow from the Fulani herdsmen as a source of meat, adding that Igbo should rise to the occasion and patronize other sources of meat to frustrate their business.
Rising from an emergency meeting of principal officials of MASSOB executives in Okwe, MASSOB headquarters, Leader, Uchenna Madu in communique made available to Saturday Vanguard which read in part:”President Muhammad Buhari’s sudden,pressurized u-turn and presidential order against Fulani’s herdsmen is a complete political jamboree which can never hold any water.
It is a hypocritical exhibition meant to deceive the Igbo Christians in general. “More coordinated military camouflaged pogroms is coming, it shall continue to be disguised as Fulani’s herdsmen but the real men behind these pogroms are Islamic Arewa Army,ISAA, established to conquer, actualize the Islamic, political,economical,social command of Othman Dan Fodio, Ahmadu Bello (Sarduana of Sokoto) using the minority North (Middle Belt) to fight against the Christian South. “MASSOB warns that Ndigbo should hold their governors much responsible for any invasion of our land by foreigners”.
Meantime,CAN,south-east youth wing in statement jointly signed and made available to Saturday Vanguard,by the Chairman,Rev. Fr. Clement Okonkwo, and Ogechukwu Nnamene on behalf of the executives,the group condemned the killing of 46 Nimbo natives while calling on Ndigbo to shun buying cow as a source to frustrate fulani herdsmen out of Igboland. “Igbos should stop buying Cow from the fulani herdsmen as a source of meat,adding that Ndigbo should rise to the occasion and patronize other sources of meat to frustrate their business and force them out of Igboland. “Traditional rulers,community leaders in the south-east should as a matter of urgency,constitute and arm Vigilante groups in their villages and resist any attempt by the fulani herdsmen to occupy their farmlands”.