Ohanaeze declares war on erring herdsmen in South East .
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has declared war against any erring pastoralists caught up trespassing from one Community to another by cattle Conveyance by foot in the south east geopolitical zone.
The group made this known in a press statement signed by its President general, Mazi okechukwu isiguzoro and forwarded to DAILY POST on Sunday.
Ohanaeze, however, called on the leadership of the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, to tender an unreserved apology to the governors of the south east geopolitical zone for unwarranted attacks.
The statement reads in part: “We observed that the resolutions of the expanded meeting of South East Governors and Security Agents and Stakeholders in Enugu over the weekend, are timely response to deal decisively on the issues of insecurity brewing from suspected activities of Herdsmen and checkmating other forms of criminalities being perpetuated under the guise of Cattle movement from one Community to another Community resulting to destruction of farm crops,raping igbo mothers and daughters, kidnapping through murderous Herdsmen neferious activities.
“Igbo Youths will now deal decisively any erring pastoralists caught up trespassing from one Community to another by cattle Conveyance by foot, and Urge Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria to educate their members of the consequences and implications of being caught, Urge the Youths to handover to security agents any pastoralists caught.
“South East Governors had been absolved and vindicated of any involvement in the last operation Python Dance(s) by the security agents, this put to an end the suspicion brewing in some quarters alleged by IPOB, which had threatened the peaceful atmosphere of the South East, now that South East Governors are cleared by Security Agents, IPOB should openly or secretly apologize to the South East Governors and change tactics in their modus operandi for peaceful co existences.
“We equally Urge the newly inaugurated South East Security Committee led Maj.Gen Abel Obi Umahi, to engage the existing neighborhood watch across 95 LGAs of South East and return the dreaded bakassi vigilante groups to compliment the effort of security agents who may compromise when dealing with issues bothering on Herdsmen/farmers clash because of tribal sentiments.
“We Urge the South East Governors to interface with President Muhammadu Buhari during their proposed Visit to him and Security chiefs on issues of his unfulfilled 2015 electoral promise of revamping the Enugu coal mine,which had been moribund for the past 46 Year nows, the implementation of the approval of rehabilitation of some Federal Roads in the South East by the last Federal Executive Council, especially Expansion/dualization of Aba-ikot ekpene-Calabar Road,Abaomege/ Ugep road, Umuahia-ikot Expene Road, Owerri/Umuahia Express Road,Ideato/Okigwe Road, and speedy completion of Enugu pH Express Road(especially Aba-Ph axis), Completion of Onitsha/Enugu Express Road,2nd Niger Bridge, and issues uncleared on insecurity in the region.