Nekede and Ihiagwa are two (2) neighboring communities in Owerri Imo State, Nigeria hosting the Federal Polytechnic Nekede and Federal University of Technology Owerri.
Sometime last year, the activities of these Fulani herdsmen became so unbearable with destruction of farms and rape. The women gathered and thought of what to do to stop these killer Fulani herdsmen wielding AK 47. In contrast, the women had no gun, knife nor any other weapon but their brains.
They came together and reasoned what to do to drive them from their communities without firing a shot. They agreed and tasked every woman in the communities to contribute one(1) derica cup of grounded pepper together and organized themselves in groups in the night to spread the peppers across the farms in Nekede and Ihiagwa.
The following morning the marauders came as usual with their cows. Low and behold in less than 30 minutes they lost 15 cows because when cows smell or ingest pepper, they die. Immediately the Fulani herdsmen fled with their remaining cows and sanity returns to Nekede and Ihiagwa.
Now that these marauders have been emboldened to attack Igboland with impunity, let every true son and daughter of Ala Igbo come together and contribute one (1) cup of grounded pepper. If you are not in Igboland, you can sponsor five (5) cups of pepper to be spread across all farmland in Igboland. We can drive them away without firing a shot. If their cows die en mass while grazing on our farmlands; they will leave our land in peace.
In another scenario Igbos evoke the soldier ant which bites the living day light out of the Fulani Herdsmen cattles.
The time for action is now. Ohanaeze and all other Igbo socio cultural groups take note.
Please share until this gets to the attention of every community in Ala Igbo.