The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has issued a 14-day ultimatum to Governors in the South East, to ban open grazing in the region before giving order to the Eastern Security Network ESN.
He warned that the group’s security outfit would commence the enforcement of the Anti-Grazing Law across the entire region, if no action was taken at the expiration of the ultimatum.
In a statement issued by Nnamdi Kanu through IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu took to his Facebook page to give the East Governor a 14 days for the Governors of that region to also do same as the South West governors, before giving order to the Eastern Security Network ESN.
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 ” – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the proscribed group, the indigenous people of Biafra IPOB by the Buhari administration and the managing director of a registered UK based radio station ” Radio Biafra” (28/1/2021).
Recall that the South-West governors had banned all open grazing of cattle in the region earlier this week. They also prohibited night grazing and herding of cattle by underage children.