Grazing Bill: ‘Tread softly, IPOB warns S’East, S’South governors

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The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has warned South East and South South Governors to “tread with caution” over the proposed Grazing Commission bill which has passed its second reading in the National Assembly.

IPOB warned that any South East or South South governor who cedes out land in his state as grazing field for cattle will have himself to blame.

The statement which was signed by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Officer, Emma Powerful, declared that no part of Biafran territory would be used as grazing field .

“We accuse the South East, South South senators and House of Representatives members of allowing the grazing allocation to pass the second reading in the National Assembly.

“Again, we are warning the governors of the zone to thread with caution because we don’t have places to use as Fulani ranch, and any governor who issues a place will bear the consequences and posterity will never forgive those who sabotage the people”, the statement said.

Alleging that the allocation of land to Fulani herdsmen was a ploy to islamise Nigeria, IPOB vowed to stoutly resist any attempt to convert any part of the South East as grazing field.

“This is a systematic way of bringing the invaders in our land and they are coming to islamise us”, IPOB claimed.

The pro-Biafra group argued that in developed economies other people’s land is not converted into grazing field just to please some persons, adding that if herdsmen need grazing field, Northern Governors should make same available for them.

“More so, the highest producers of cows in the world is Argentina followed by Australia; they have not been ravaging and destroying farmland or causing problems with the people. Let the northern governors allocate enough land in their state to them because we have no land for cow rearing in Biafra.”

IPOB also blasted National Assembly members of southern extraction for their inability to halt the bill which has passed its second reading , calling them “stooges.”

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