The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has rejected the creation of cattle colonies proposed by the Federal Government, declaring that it will frustrate any plot to set up the colonies in any part of South East and Biafra land in general.
In a statement signed by its National Director of Information, Comrade Samuel Edeson, MASSOB said it is ready to protect the lives and property of the Igbo people, adding that the group would defend the “Biafra land”.
The pro-Biafran group expressed that creating cattle colonies for herdsmen, would negatively affect the Igbos. It hence advised South Eastern governors not succumb to “Hausa Fulani pressures” against the interest of the Igbos.
Edeson said: “MASSOB under the leadership of Comrade Uchenna Madu.has said it before and still maintains its stand that it will not accept the President Buhari led Federal Government sponsored cattle colony in any part of Biafra land, and South East and any land of Ndigbo.”
“MASSOB will defend Biafra land with enthusiastic spirit of no retreat no surrender. We are ever ready and willing to protect the lives and properties of our people. MASSOB is making it clear that any state Governor who ceded any part of our God given land to these terrorists called Fulani herdsmen will be treated as an enemy of Ndigbo and Biafrans in general.
“The people of Biafra have their diverse cultural, traditional and religious heritage clearly different from those of the herdsmen, our social interactions, linguistic and nativities sharply differ from their own, MASSOB will therefore, never accept imposition of Islamic religion and culture on our people through any devious and dubious means.”
“We therefore, advice Igbo governors not to succumb to pressure from the Federal Government in ceding out any portion of Igbo land to Fulani herdsmen, it will be disadvantageous to our people. An Igbo governor who succumbed to Hausa Fulani pressures against the interest and position of Ndigbo will be seen and treated as an Igbo saboteur who has invoked the wrath of our ancestors against his family.”
Source: Naija News