Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting
STARTING from April, 2022, consumption of beef gotten from cows reared by Fulani herdsmen will no longer be allowed to grace social gatherings in South Eastern part of Nigeria.
This was handed down by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday in its New Year message to the people by Head of Directorate Mazi Chika Edoziem through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
The group said only native cows reared by Easterners would be allowed in the region for such events.
It urged traditional rulers, the clergy and town unions to ensure the message reached the grassroots.
“The ban placed on Fulani cows will take effect in April 2022.
“Effective that month, Fulani cows will not be used for any social or ceremonial events and festival in Biafraland.
“Our native cows will be used instead for these events.
“Traditional custodians of our culture, the clergy and town unions must ensure that this message gets to the grassroots,” Powerful noted.
Recall that the group, which the Federal Government has designated as a terrorist group, has been successfully supervising a sit-at-home form of protest in major cities to press home its demand for the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu who’s undergoing trial in court over criminal charges.