The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said it will now apply force in the defence of people of the South-east from those it described as “ sacred cow Fulani herdsmen.”
MASSOB claimed that 130 persons were killed in Monday’s attack and accused the police of playing down the number.
This was contained in a statement signed by the MASSOB Director of Information, Samuel Edeson where he said Monday’s attack was an ethnic cleansing planned as far back as 2003.
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The MASSOB statement said, “We condemn the attack by Fulani herdsmen at Uzo-uwani L.G.A Enugu State. We wish to remind Ndigbo that this killing and destruction of property of our people by Fulani herdsmen is getting out of hands. The fact that MASSOB believes in non- violence does not mean that we cannot defend ourselves. There is a limit to human endurance.”
MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor said the group has given a 30-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to put an end to the attacks by herdsmen or face its consequences.
Okereafor said, “MASSOB is worried that Fulani herdsmen have become very daring in their attacks since President Buhari came to power. We are not saying Buhari is their sponsor, but his silence over the attacks is suspect. MASSOB is giving the government 30 days to stop the attacks or face our wrath.”
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