Ohanaeze Ndigbo rejects grazing colonies


By Emeka Mamah & Anayo Okoli

Enugu—The  apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has rejected the proposal by the Federal Government to establish grazing colonies for Fulani herdsmen across the country, saying the recent killings of people by the herdsmen in Benue and Taraba states have  exposed the dangerous path, which Nigeria would be walking through such a gamble.

This is even as Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has called on the Federal Government to forthwith declare the rampaging Fulani herdsmen  terrorists , warning that  allowing them to continue to kill, maim and destroy people’s farmland would  push communities to engage in self-defence.

The Ohanaeze also said the proposed grazing colonies were not only against the Bible, which was a supreme law (Exodus 22.5), but another form of internal colonisation of the eastern region by the Fulani north.

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