Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has condemned the senseless killing of the people of Ukpabi-Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State by Fulani herdsmen in the wee hours of Monday, saying that it smacked of ethnic cleansing.
“We wish to remind Ndigbo and Biafrans that this killing and destruction of property of our people by Fulani herdsmen is getting out of hands. The fact that MASSOB believes in non-violence does not mean that we cannot defend ourselves.
“There is limit to human endurance. It is a pity that amnesty international has never for one day written a report against Nigerian military and Fulani herdsmen over the killing of our people.
“The massacre of MASSOB/IPOB members in Aba, the Ezu-River killing, the killing of six Igbo traders in Abuja (the Apo Six), the inversion of Igbo land by the Fulani herdsmen, all these things amnesty international has not and will never see reasons to indict Nigerian government because they are being controlled by the North,” a statement signed by the director of information, Edeson Samuel reads in part.
The group pointed out that, “a lot of crime has been committed against the Easterners but amnesty international kept mute, but if it were in the north, amnesty international will quickly write a report.
“Shame to the leadership of amnesty international. Fulani herdsmen invaded Ukpabi Nimbo in Uzo-uwani L.G.A. of Enugu State. Killing of over 130 people, many houses, vehicles, motorbike were set ablaze. It is un record that Nigerian police received security report on Friday 22/04/2016 that over 500 Fulani herdsmen over gathered in that community to attack them.
“This ethnic cleansing was planned against Ndigbo in 2003. Now that the power has gone to the Fulani man they began the execution of this evil agenda. Massob is calling on all the PRO Biafra group, Igbo youths to wake up and let us unite and face our enemies.
“We are warning the Fulani herdsmen to leave Biafra land or they will face our wrath. Massob is also calling on international community, the United Nation, UN, Europen Union, EU, African Union, AU, to come to our aid because the agenda of Mohammadu Buhari and his kinsmen is to exterminate Ndigbo and Biafrans from the face of the earth.
“It is time for the people of Kogi, Benue and Plataue state to rise up and defend their land and save their people from these Fulani herdsmen because a stitch in time saves nine.
“The Nigerian Army who knows how to arrest innocent citizens in Awgu LGA of Enugu State and hand them over to the police and these innocent citizens were taken to Umuahia and detained for days for no just cause. The army also received security report of Fulani invading Uzo-Uwani but could do nothing to save this community from Fulani herdsmen.
“We will not fold our hands and watch our people murdered in cold of blood. Where are the South East governors, the South-East Senators, the South-East members of House of Representatives, all the South-East members of State Houses of Assembly, what are they doing over this Fulani herdsmen invasion of our land?” the group queried.

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