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IPOB cautions against sale of ancestral lands to FG, Fulani for agricultural projects

By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka
04 August 2022   |   4:08 am
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by detained Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has cautioned friends, lovers of Biafra freedom, traditional rulers and presidents general in South East to resist any plan or pressure to either sell or hand over ancestral lands to any government or Fulani agents for purported agricultural purposes or any project.

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by detained Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has cautioned friends, lovers of Biafra freedom, traditional rulers and presidents general in South East to resist any plan or pressure to either sell or hand over ancestral lands to any government or Fulani agents for purported agricultural purposes or any project.

The group advised anybody in an ongoing negotiation on land sale to Fulani or their cronies to cease forthwith.

The IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement, yesterday, said the marauding Fulani are not coming for any agricultural business but to occupy the land with their cattle and, subsequently, invite their terrorist relatives from Sahel to occupy Ndigbo’s ancestral lands.

The statement reads: “IPOB wish to remind Biafrans, friends of Biafra, lovers of Biafra freedom, all the traditional rulers and presidents general in South East to desist from any plan or pressure to either sell or hand over our ancestral lands to any government or Fulani agents for any purported agricultural purposes or anything else.

“This warning has become necessary and is mainly for Igbo traditional rulers, presidents general, politicians, real estate agencies and other political jobbers in South East to desist from any attempt to allocate community lands to Fulani herdsmen in the name of agricultural investment or any project.

“The marauding Fulani are not coming for any agricultural business. They are rather coming to occupy the land with their cattle and, subsequently, invite their terrorist relatives from Sahel to occupy our ancestral lands in their land grabbing agenda.

“Anyone, after this warning, who goes ahead to sell lands to these invaders, and we get wind of it, should bear in mind that we cannot allow Fulani or their agents to operate on such land. The owner of the sold land will forfeit it forever. If you have any ongoing negotiations on land sale to Fulani or their cronies, we advise you to desist from such arrangements.”