IPOB Bans Rearing, Consumption of Fulani Cows in Igbo Land

IPOB Bans Rearing, Consumption of Fulani Cows in Igbo Land

By Izunna Okafor, Awka

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has banned the rearing and consumption of cows Fulani cows in any state in the south-eastern Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement issued by the IPOB Head of Directorate of State (DOS), Mazi Chika Edoziem, in Awka, Anambra State, on Saturday.

Mazi Edoziem, however, said that the ban would take complete effect in six months time.

According to him, “8th April 2022 is the date. From that date. From that date no more Fulani cows shall be allowed into Biafraland for any reason, not for burials, title taking, weddings, etc.”

He added that only ehi Igbo (local breed) would thenceforth “be consumed and used for all ceremonies in Biafraland.”

He said the ban followed constant attacks on Igbo people by suspected Fulani herdsmen, resulting in killing, raping of their women and other forms of assaults.

It would also be recalled that the 17 Southern governors, led by Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, had met in Lagos on July 5, 2021, and set a timeline for the promulgation of the anti-open grazing law in all states in the region.