BENDE ADJUTANT WARNS ON THE INFLUX OF FULANI HERDSMEN
OHAFIA – Lieutenant Colonel Okosisi Okpara, while addressing the press corps at the Provincial office in Ohafia called for an emergency strategy in Bende Province to curtail and monitor the influx of the terrorist sect – Fulani Herdsmen.
The Bende Provincial Adjutant warned the denizens of the province to report every suspicious persons and movement to the provincial office. And by whatsoever means avoid any kind of confrontation when in insolation with the Fulani extremists.
Lt. Col. OKOSISI described the lacklustre attitude of defunct governor Okezie Ikpeazu towards the defence of the people against the Islamic terrorists as an act of treachery. A security report sent to Ohafia office revealed that there are inconspicuous camps of the Fulani Herdsmen scattered across defunct Abia State.
Also noted is that the Fulani extremists have openly hoisted their Arabic inscribed flag in some areas of the defunct state, an action tantamount to colonisation and will not be tolerated anywhere in Biafraland.
The Bende Adjutant felt bitter by the recent battering and butchering of a young male adult at Acha Town in Isuikwuato by the Fulani Herdsmen. Eyewitness report of this heinous crime against humanity stated that the victim in company of a colleague were en route home from their work place at the Acha Rice Mill when they were accosted by the Fulani extremists brandishing weapons and accusing them of killing cattle.
Frightened, the duo of Acha Rice Mill workers took to their heels and were pursued by the Fulani terrorists but the victim lost his footings and fell down. He was beaten and butchered with machete and left for death but for the timely intervention of his colleague who had escaped unhurt backing him to the clinic for treatment.
The Fulani Herdsmen have continued to cause destruction of farmlands and produce, killing and raping, instigating violence, tension and fear in Biafraland. More worrisome is the protection and arming of these Fulani extremists by the occupying Nigeria armed forces.
The Lieutenant Colonel emphasised on Article 19 of the African Charter on Human And Peoples Rights which declared that “All Peoples shall be equal; they shall enjoy the same respect and shall have the same rights. Nothing shall justify the domination of a people by another.”
The British amalgamated colony – Nigeria is ranked the third most terrorised country in the world according to the Global Terrorism Index 2020. Also, the Nigeria Islamic sects of Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen extremists are the fourth and ninth most active terrorism groups worldwide respectively.
Concluding, Okosisi made it clear that the Biafran National Guard [BNG] will never tolerate the abuse of essential human rights and core democratic principles of Indigenous Biafrans by any individual, sect, group or country and shall always evoke the right to self-defence according to international law for the protection of lives and properties of her citizens.
Major Ojo Ukpai,
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