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Biafra youth allege Boko Haram-herdsmen links

19 March 2016, 09:23Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has alleged the rampaging Fulani herdsmen are colluding with the Boko Haram insurgents to perpetrate deadly violence on some parts of the country.

Deputy President of Biafra Nations Youth League, Ebuta Takon, made the allegation late Friday as he warned the cattle rearers to halt the attacks on farmers.

He also fingered them in the spate of gas explosions.

“Boko Haram are now using the Fulani herdsmen to unleash attacks on our people in our own soil. We know they are behind some of the gas explosions in most part of South East and South-south,” Takon said.

Also read: In Nigeria, herdsmen wipe out communities over cows

“It is evidence in what happened in Owerri sometime last year where a cripple was seen trying to set a fuel tanker that fell close to the Catholic Church ablaze, and the government has refused to link this attacks to the Islamist expansionists.”

“We understand their game and we will make sure that they don't succeed,” said Takon.

He said in communities such as Obudu, Bekwara, Ogoja and in some parts of Igbo land like Enugu and Ebonyi communities, farmers where now living in fear of being slaughtered by the Islamist sect hiding under the disguise of herdsmen.

“Tomorrow the North will be bragging of feeding us with their farm products, how then do we compete with them when we are not allowed to farm?”

Takon appealed to affected farmers to support their campaign to advocate for the independence of Biafra.

“It will be in the best interest of our farmers to support the Biafran movement. Only an independent Biafran State will end these provocative attacks by Fulani herdsmen.”

- CAJ News


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