The banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has explained why it placed a ban on the consumption of beef from Fulani cattle in the South-East.
Recall that IPOB, in an issued statement on January 3, banned the slaughtering of Fulani cows during festive seasons across the South-East region while revealing the group action plan for the year 2022.
Following this, a group under the auspices of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) through its Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, described IPOB’s directive as “a grave provocation and serious threat to northern commercial interests in the South-East and by extension, to the physical wellbeing of Northerners living as minorities among Igbo communities”. The CNG, therefore, called for a total boycott of all businesses operated by the Igbo all over the North.
Reacting, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in a statement said; “We did not ban cow meats but those cows that were destroying our farms and those raping our mothers, wives and sisters in the farms, Biafrans can foreign cows not the ones that can bring terrorists in our territories”.
“IPOB is wise and knowledgeable enough to know what it means to declare war. We are, and remain a peaceful movement”, it added.