The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, against any attempt to operate a Fulani security group in the Igbo land.
In a statement by its Secretary General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro on Monday night, the group emphasized that securing lives and property of the citizenry solely lies in the hands of State Governors and the President, saying they would resist such attempt to deploy any Fulani security group to man nooks and crannies of Igbo land.
“We have accommodated them, living with them peacefully, but we will resist any attempt to deploy any Fulani security group in the east,” he said.
The group further used the medium to condemn the burning down of security formations in Uzuakoli, Bende local government area of Abia State where unknown gunmen, on Monday morning, reportedly razed down a police station in Uzuakoli, Bende local government area of Abia State.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in the release gave marching orders to Eastern Security Network ESN, and Ebubeagu to as a matter of urgency to ensure the unwarranted attacks in Igbo land stopped henceforth adding that its leadership will invite ESN, Ebube Agu and Miyetti Allah for a meeting so as to holistically and proactively address the wanton destruction of lives and property, occasioned by herdsmen and farmers’ clashes across the states of South-east zone.