A pro-Biafra group known as the Biafra independent movement has vowed to resist any attempt to create a cattle Colony in the Southeast.
In a statement made available to PoliticsNGR, titled “Biafra Independent Movement Says No to Cattle Colony in South-East and Any Biafra Land,” signed by the Anambra North co-ordinator of the group, Chief Vincent Iloh, any move to create any cattle colony will be tantamount to placing a herdsmen siege on the south-east. The statement read;
“Providing land for the Nigerian Federal Government proposed ‘Cattle Colony’ will be tantamount to putting Biafrans under herdsmen siege and perpetual enslavement of Biafra people of Igbo land. The herdsmen have been terrorizing the people of South East and other states of Nigeria when they have no place called their own in such states. One will then imagine what they will do when lands are provided for them for establishing Cattle Colony. Only God will save the people of the state where they will be occupying.
Giving them Cattle Colony will amount to giving them take off point for unleashing more terror on Nigerians. We are waiting for the South East governor that will provide land for the proposed cattle colony; we will make such governor realize that he did not elect himself.
We will resist such a governor with our lives. We will not keep quiet, while the lives of our people are put into jeopardy. No South East Governor will have his way in providing such land for killing our people and putting them in perpetual fear over their lives.”