Umahia – Igbo youths under the aegis of Ohaneze Youth Council (OYC) have reportedly given Fulani herdsmen at least three days to leave Igbo land or they will be forced out.
According to Vanguard, the youths gave the herdsmen until Monday to vacate the all Igbo land, saying “enough is enough”.
In a communique, the youths said the herdsmen “are off-shoots of Boko Haram and must not be allowed any breeding ground in Igbo land. Any herdsman who fails to quit South East by Monday will have himself to blame”.
The youths vowed “never again” to “fold their arms and watch our people being massacred by blood-sucking terrorists under the guise of herdsmen. Urgent times need drastic measure”.
At least over 20 people were killed on Monday in the Ukpabi Nimbo community in Enugu State.
Reports indicated that over 100 armed cattle rearers stormed the community, killing indiscriminately and razing buildings in the process.
Prior to the attack, the herdsmen had been recruiting gunmen from Nasarawa in preparation for the deadly ambush.
Many of the villagers escaped to the nearby Uzo-Uwani area, where many of the natives in the community are fearing for their safety in light of more attacks.
The villagers said they were abandoned even after they alerted security agencies to the plan to attack them.
- News24 Nigeria