Awka – A Pro-Biafran group, Biafra Defacto Customary Government, BDFCG, has enjoined states that have passed into law the anti-open grazing bill submitted by the Ala-Igbo Development Foundation (ADF) to enforced the law without delay. This is in reaction to the recent spate of kidnappings and destruction of property by Fulani herdsmen in Biafraland.
In a statement made available to journalists in Awka, the Pro-Biafran group noted that in the past month, two brothers were kidnapped in Ukwulu, Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State, just as a farmer from Canada who had returned home to make investment was kidnapped in Isiagu, Anambra State, along with two others.In Nsukka, Enugu State, the group also informed that four people were also kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen, and that in all of the kidnap cases, the victims were released only after their families paid a ransom.
On destruction of farmlands by Fulani herdsmen, BDFCG, in the statement signed by its Spokesperson, Prosper Odinga, noted that the archaic practice of open grazing has caused billions of naira in losses to farmers in Biafraland, and expressed disappointment that the state governments have not taken effective measures to enforce the anti-open grazing law.
It threatened to mobilize Biafrans around the world to take laws into their own hands if the anti-open grazing law is not enforced by the end of the three months deadline.