Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra has expressed worry over the inability of the federal government to stop the increasing destruction of farmlands, raping of women, armed robbery, kidnapping, as well as killing of innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen.
Accusing President Buhari of protecting the attackers who are his kinsmen, MASSOB has issued a 30 days ultimatum to the president to end the attack on innocent Nigerians or face its wrath.
The National Director of Information of MASSOB, Sunny Okereafor who handed out the ultimatum in an interview with journalists in Aba, said the federal government has been playing with fire over the attacks, adding that the group will no longer fold its arms and allow Fulani herdsmen invade Igbo communities, rape women, kill residents and burn their houses.
A part of the statement read:
“MASSOB is worried that Fulani herdsmen have become very daring in their attacks since President Buhari came to power. We are not saying Buhari is their sponsor, but his silence over the attacks is suspicious. MASSOB is giving Buhari 30 days ultimatum to stop the attacks or face our wrath. Again, we are warning Fulani herdsmen and their sponsors to withdraw from Biafra land. They should count Igbo land out of their Islamization policy. We are also warning Ndigbo to remain at alert as these Fulani herdsmen are terrorists posing as herdsmen. Soon, they will pay for all their atrocities against the people of Biafra.”
Mr.Okereafor added that his group has set up a committee to monitor the activities of Fulani herdsmen in Igbo land, and that MASSOB would be forced to abandon her non violent policy to protect Biafrans if the federal government refuses to check the invasion of its communities by the herdsmen.
“The fact that MASSOB believes in non violence does not mean that we cannot defend ourselves. There is a limit to human endurance.”