The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has harshly criticised Senators and members of House of Representatives representing communities in the South-East and South-South zones for supporting the National Grazing Reserves Commission Bill which has passed the second reading, warning that it portends bad omen for the two zones because if eventually it is passed into law, it would turn out to haunt them and the people they represent.
The group pointed out that the inability of the lawmakers from the two zones to stop the bill was an evidence that their northern colleagues have bought them over, adding that they are only seeking for their own good and not that of the people they are representing.
A statement by the IPOB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, however, urged lawmakers from the two zones to quit throwing their weight behind the Grazing Reserves Commission Bill as it is another way of “bringing invaders to our land” under the pretext of setting up grazing reserves.
The IPOB expressed surprise over the fact that members of National Assembly from South-East and South-South have obviously failed to look beyond the written words and see the actual implication of the bill, which as they said, is a tool for dispossession of people’s lands.
According to the statement;
“IPOB are warning them that this is a systematic way of bringing the invaders into our land and they are coming to Islamize us (we children of Chukwu Okike Abiama) God Almighty.
“Again, we are warning the South-East and South-South governors to tread with caution because we don’t have places to use as Fulani ranch and any governor who allocates a place will bear the consequences and posterity will never forgive those who sabotage his or her people.
“More so, the highest producers of cows grazing and ranch in the world is Argentina followed by Australia, they have not been ravaging and destroying farmland or causing problems with the people, let the northern governors allocate enough land in their state to them because we have no land for cow rearing in Biafraland.”