Ohanaeze youths give Miyetti Allah, herdsmen ultimatum to cease transferring with cattle in Igboland

The Ohanaeze Youth Council worldwide, NYC, on Friday warned herdsmen to cease transferring round bushes and farmland throughout the South East from July 20, 2019.

The youths warned of extreme penalties if herdsmen are caught transferring round bushes and farmlands with their cattle.

In a press release signed by its President Basic, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, NYC referred to as on Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria, MACBAN, to teach herdsmen on the brand new directive.

The youth-group additionally lauded the South East Governors on their decisive stand on ending the herdsmen, farmers conflict by imposing restrictions on the motion of Cattle, “solely accredited conveyance of cattle by lorry, not on foot, which had abolished the aged lengthy technique of cattle motion by foot.”

The group, ” Referred to as on Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria to formally educate and knowledgeable all ignorant Cattleman Breeders and herdsmen of the pressing improvement inside one week ranging from at present being Friday 12th July 2019, and from 20th July any individual caught transgressing in opposition to the regulation will style the wrath of Igbo Youths. We want to inform Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria, failure to stick to this warning will bear the results of any decisive motion taken on this matter.”

Stating that it “won’t be able to ensure the protection of any herdsmen transferring across the bushes and farmland throughout the South East from 20th July 2019,” OYC additionally suggested Igbo Youth leaders in “95 lgas within the South East to not take legal guidelines into their fingers however co-operate with safety brokers to make sure that regulation and order are keep.”

“We want to remind Igbo Youths and Southeast Governors of the significance of Grass provides to the cattle Market as an enormous enterprise particularly throughout the nation, and urge the Youths to benefit from the alternatives. We laud the South East Governors place on the Ruga settlement program and Nationwide livestock Transformation Programme which was out-rightly rejected and recommendation IPOB to cease crying foul over nothing, as Governors Ikpeazu and Ugwuanyi just isn’t concerned from any shabby offers with Fulani herdsmen.

“Our unbiased investigation after interviews with Conventional Rulers, City Union leaders and Neighborhood based mostly teams, confirmed that the 2 Governors usually are not Igbo saboteurs as alleged by IPOB. It’s on document that Governor Ikpeazu of Abia was the primary Southern Governor in Nigeria to outrightly reject Ruga settlement at Cellphone-in program of Radio Nigeria (FRCN) Abuja 22nd June 2019, Isiguzoro stated.

OYC additionally promised to facilitate a gathering with the management of the Coalition of Northern teams “by early August to make sure that there’s peace within the North.”

“We’re extending fingers of friendship across-the-board, and we anticipate the Arewa Youths will see the rationale for we to “Jaw jaw” moderately than” Battle Battle,” he added.