The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has alleged that Fulani herdsmen have invaded Yorubaland.
In a statement on Tuesday, the IPOB leader said: “They come like Thieves in the Night!!! By Dawn they are everywhere. They slaughter your sons, rape your Wives, defile your mothers and take your daughters as sex slaves.
“They kidnap your culture custodians and desecrate your traditions. They have infested your forests and sacred groves.
“They have become audacious on your own soil and search and interrogate your farmers and hunters as they peacefully pursue their rural livelihoods. They wreak havoc, ransack and loot. That which you hold dear mean less than cows.”
It added that the alleged crimes committed by Fulani herdsmen raises some questions like “When did this Fulani herdsmen vigilante get formed in Yoruba land?
“Is it ever possible that the entire Yoruba race was collectively unaware of this well-armed Fulani group until just yesterday when – by providence or happenstance – they revealed themselves to the public?
“Is this not the sort of vigilante that IPOB had completely rejected in Biafraland? Why did the Yoruba cave in?”
In addition, it said, “It’s more worrisome that, instead of standing up to the bullies and the cabal at Aso Rock, these highly respected leaders were content to banter and engage in the general platitudes of lamely complaining about “insecurity in the land.
“They seemed to forget that the ‘thing’ at Aso Rock that they call Buhari, together with the Cabal, is the epicenter of the insecurity and other horrible machinations in the land.
“Without the Abba Kyari led cabal in Aso Rock, there won’t be anything like Fulani herdsmen, not to talk of their unbridled terror.
“Even Boko Haram would’ve been history from what was left of them by the sheer grits and gallantry of General Azubuike Ihejirika.”
According to IPOB, “It’s not enough that there are some Yorubas of note who have been consistent in pushing back; who have been standing tall and proud; and who have formed the little bulwark that can be said to be the only thing currently standing in some symbolic defense of the Yoruba race.
“Still, while it’s getting worrisome that vast majorities of Yorubas may already be feeling helpless and conquered, there’s some fleeting comfort in the assumption that the Yoruba might as well be merely bidding their time to calculate and come forth with potent and final solutions.
“Be that as it may, and in the final reckoning of things, ALL oppressed Nigerians can count on the IPOB never to back down, never.
“Freedom flows through the veins of every Biafran from historical times to present times! That is one covenant that we have with the Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama!”