The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has issued a 14-day ultimatum to Governors in the South East, to ban open grazing in the region.
Kanu issued the notice through IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
He warned that the group’s security outfit would commence the enforcement of the Anti-Grazing Law across the entire region, if no action was taken at the expiration of the ultimatum.
Kanu further commended Governors in the Southwest for banning open grazing in their region.
“We wish to humbly and most submissively call upon all the governors of the East, to as a matter of urgency, ban all manner of open grazing in the region in compliance with the 1969 statutory law of #Nigeria that banned such provocative and primitive practice by Fulani herdsmen” the statement read.
It added that “If after 14 days there is no firm and decisive action by Eastern governors to ban open grazing in our land, #ESN will step into the breach to commence the enforcement of this 1969 Anti-Grazing Law across the entire region. Don’t say you were not informed or given prior warning.”
The South-West governors banned all open grazing of cattle in the region earlier this week.
They also prohibited night grazing and herding of cattle by underage children.