By Amaka Olua
The state governments in the Southeast Zone of Nigeria have been urged to look into the alleged threat of Miyetti Allah to invade the zone for refusal to provide land for their cattle for purposes of grazing.
Speaking to Fides in Awka, a concerned woman, Mrs. Chinyere Okoye, said the threat of Miyetti Allah that went viral on social media was a sign for the Southeast governors to be at alert to safeguard the life and property of their people.
This is even as she said it was time for the Southeast women to rise and protest against the alleged threat, noting that women suffered the most in the hands of the Fulani’s herdsmen. She encouraged women in various groups to rise and protest against Miyetti Allah threat and charged the state governments to set up adequate security to check any incursion into Southeast Zone.
According to her, if Southeast governments paid less concern about the threat and the Fulani herdsmen succeeded in carrying out their plans, it would be very unfortunate.
‘The Southeast belongs to us and we will not be forced to give out our land for cattle grazing. Their threat should not be ignored,’ Mrs Okoye warned, enjoined all the traditional rulers to set up vigilante groups to control the movement of the Fulani herdsmen in their villages.
‘The cattle breeders always move around with weapons and they know all the roads in our communities. I urge the security personnel to take it as point of duties to always be on patrol in various villages,’ she said.