UPDATE:Nigerian Govt Is not willing To Tackle Herdsmen Killing Against Our People. Fulani Herdsmen must vacate S’East and S’South in 2 weeks.—IYF Says
THEBIAFRASTAR:The Indigenous Youth Forum (IYF) had reacted to the federal government handling of Fulani herdsmen and Miyetti Allah in Nigeria.
Noting that they have committed so many crime in the country yet the government has refused to proscribe them as terrorists.
In a statement signed by Indigenous Youth Forum Spokesperson, Bariledum Joseph he therefore stated “that this government is unwilling to listen to the cry of Nigerians whose farmlands are being destroyed, their homes attacked, and people killed”.
Speaking further, the group warns Nigeria police against arresting members of communities anytime they seek revenge.
Statement Reads: We, the Indigenous Youth Forum (IYF) have diligently studied the reaction of the federal government of Nigeria led President Muhammadu Buhari on calls for proscription of Miyetti Allah, and reports that some government security agencies aides Fulani killer herdsmen to attack communities.
“Having realized that this government is unwilling to listen to the cry of Nigerians whose farmlands are being destroyed, their homes attacked, and people killed; we hereby state as follow:
“1. That the grazing of cattle, and activities of Fulani herdsmen in South-East and South-South communities are hereby banned.
2. Any meeting and activity of Miyetti Allah is prohibited until further notice.
3. Henceforth, any attempt by police to arrest members of communities for reprisal attack on killer herdsmen, will be resisted by all means.
“Having said this, every Fulani herdsmen in our land are hereby advised to leave before April 10, 2020.
“The fact that we, the youth of the Old Eastern region of Nigeria have been peace-loving people, doesn’t mean that we will allow anyone to repeatedly put his hands into our eyes.
“We also want to remind Fulani herdsmen and security agencies aiding them, that nobody is a monopoly of violence. As stated earlier, any provocation or attack on our people will be responded to decisively.”