The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi kanu had on Thursday January 28, appealed to the Southeast governors to ban open grazing like the southwest governors did.
Kanu’s plea was in countenance with the 1969 Nigeria’s Anti-Grazing Law, which was validated following the precipitated destruction of farmlands by Fulani cattle rearers.
JOURNAL REPORTERS had reported how the Southeast governors, through Dave Umahi – Head Governor – within 24hrs of Kanu’s appeal, hastily issued an official statement objecting to his request.
The governors having considered or apparently given Kanu’s overriding submission a second thought retracted their decision, and have come out to ban open grazing in the region on Monday.
Kanu, who appears to be happy with the governors for doing the right thing, has urged the public to appreciate eastern governors for heeding to his appeal to ban open grazing.
“Since South Eastern Governors have now listened and done the right thing, we should all ‘clap’ for them. It is now up to #ESN to rigorously enforce this law the same way Hisbah Police has been dutifully enforcing the Alcohol Prohibition Laws of 12 Sharia states of core Northern Nigeria, most notably in Kano.”.Kanu said
Having ban open grazing, Kanu encouraged the governors to support the effort of ESN to ensure the law they made is legally enforced.
“It stands to reason that Governors of the East do not have any law enforcement unit capable of policing killer herdsmen except ESN. Therefore it will be in their best interest to support the efforts of ESN to ensure this very LAW they made is legally enforced.”Kanu stated
He added, “The best option for Fulani killer herdsmen is for them to vacate the forests and bushes of the East, head into the nearest town to rent an accommodation as other ethnic groups do in Fulani controlled core Arewa north, or face the wrath of ESN. Any police or army unit daft enough to provide illegal protection for these Fulani killers with cattle, will regret the day he or she joined the z** security services.#ESNforever”