The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that Islamist militant group Boko Haram has plans to exterminate Biafrans through maiming and killing of women under the guise of being Fulani herdsmen.
A statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful said the group had discovered that the Fulani herdsmen and the northerners were determined to exterminate the lives of Biafrans through cattle rearers.
The group called on the people of Biafra to stop eating cows, stop patronising them and called on the Hausa Fulani herdsmen to leave Biafra land in order to avert further crisis.
“We are calling on all Biafrans to stop eating Fulani cows and stop patronising them.
“They should stop raping our women, girls and stop killing our men. They should leave our land.
“Our intelligence report discovered that those cattle rearers were not ordinary people but Boko Haram who were well equipped. We are calling on Biafrans to begin to eat goat meat, chicken and fish. Again, all Biafrans should start rearing our local cows, we have it at Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, Nsukka in Enugu State and Obudu ranch in Calabar Cross River State in abundance,” Powerful stated.
“If we Biafrans implement this without patronising them again, they will leave our land without molestation because they are equipped with guns and we Biafrans don’t have guns and ammunition and we all know that Hausa Fulani don’t eat cow meat. But have you asked yourselves questions, why Hausas don’t eat red meat are they superior to you?
“IPOB wants to remind you what the Hausa Fulani did in Agatu, Benue State, in Delta State where they kidnapped a traditional ruler and killed him, Enugu State and Ebonyi State where they ravaged farmlands, killed, maimed and raped their women and girls,” the group warned.