By Ikeugonna Eleke
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB says it will chase away from Ebonyi State all members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association who foment trouble for indigenes of the state.
A release by Emma Powerful, the spokesperson of the group, which was made available to Fides in Awka, stated that the group had done it before in Anambra and would not fail to replicate same in Ebonyi.
The group expressed surprise that the governor of the state, Mr Dave Umahi, gave tacit support to the Miyetti Allah members by also recruiting local security men to protect them. They thus threatened to invade Ebonyi State and send away trouble making cattle herders.
Part of the release sent read, “We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to warn the Ebonyi State Government and Bakassi Boys recruited to fight IPOB, that henceforth they will be treated as agents of RUGA and enemies of the people of Biafra.
‘IPOB Intelligence units on the ground continue to report the activities of this very outfit formed to provide grassroots logistical support and local intelligence to hordes of invading Fulani terror herdsmen in Ebonyi State, raping our mothers and destroying our villages.
‘Those that doubt our opposition to RUGA should ask Willie Obiano of Anambra State what became of his Miyetti Allah friends he gave land in Anam to. We, IPOB, chased them away from Anam and all over Anambra State and our ongoing operations in Ebonyi are designed to do exactly the same.’
The group which said it was aware that Umahi had declared war on the group, vowed not be deterred, but to remain determined to send all trouble-making cow herders out of Ebonyi State.