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Sunday 7 February 2021

Nnamdi Kanu gives fresh ultimatum to ban open grazing, or ESN will

By Princewill Akubumma |Biafra Writers

February 7, 2021

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has taken a swipe at the herdsmen crisis bedevilling the South - Western and Eastern - of Nigeria, recently.

Kanu who spoke on live broadcast via Radio Biafra stated that "Fulani herders driving cattle in the streets, are breaking the laws of Nigeria, and should be arrested".

He recalled the pronouncements of 1969 statutory laws of Anti-Grazing in Nigeria's federal high court. "This law was pronounced by a judge, that the primitive, pastoral practices of the Fulani herders are illegal," Kanu stated. 

"Subsequently, the pronouncement was enacted into law that moving cattle from place to place is a punishable offense. In tandem to the court pronouncement, Section 292 of the criminal code of Northern Nigeria urges citizens to take proactive actions against wandering cattles in their neighborhood as it is an act of trespassing."

Furthering his lectures, Kanu wondered why governments across State level failed to enforce the said law; he said "killer" Fulani herdsmen has been flaunting the laws with "impunity and reckless abandon ever since the law was enacted".

South-East governors confirmed they had banned open grazing. However, Kanu berated the governors, why the laws remained unenforced. He said they were no 'State police' to have enforced the 'State laws,' and prosecute offenders. He also made it clear that after eleven days of the broadcast, if the herdsmen fail to retract their cattles from farmlands and residential areas, the newly launched Eastern Security Network (ESN) would be obliged to enforce the laws - since the governors, who are only doing the bidding of the Fulani Caliphate, has failed to implement the law.

Published by: Offor Princewill A.

Edited by: Ikpeonu Chikwas

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