The Igbo organized group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has vowed not to bow to the pressure from the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria by not surrendering any portion of land for cattle breeding adding that they are waiting for the threat from Miyetti Allah to forcefully occupy Igbo land.
This was after a quote was attributed to MACBAN’s leader, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, threatening g mayhem for the refusal of the region’s governors to give land to the association for cattle rearing.
Siddiki was quoted as saying that since the governors were ‘stubborn’ and refused to give them land, “it will be taken forcibly, while the entire Southeast will be raided and taken over by herdsmen.”
But President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, in a statement issued after its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Enugu, cautioned Ndigbo to be vigilant and in readiness for the threat.
“Await our next directives after consultation with our political and religious leaders, legislators, traditional rulers, town unions and affiliate organisations,” Nwodo told Ndigbo.
He further stated that the increasing rate of Kidnappings, illegal minings and banditry are an indication of a collapse of national security.