IPOB rejects Gov Mbah’s alleged plan to establish cattle ranch in Enugu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has rejected plans by Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, to establish a cattle ranch in the Nimbo area of the state.

IPOB urged Mbah to stop the alleged plan.

Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, said the group would never allow the establishment of cattle ranch in Enugu State and any other part of the Southeast.

Powerful recalled raising an alarm over Mbah’s alleged move to sell some community lands to Fulani herdsmen establish RUGA in November 2023.

In a statement he issued on Monday, Powerful said: “Subsequent to the plans by the Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah to establish cattle ranch at Nimbo in Uzouwani community of Enugu State, we, the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great and indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, hereby advises the governor to stop his plans.

“The Enugu State government, in connivance with some community leaders, has mapped out some communities land to be sold to Fulanis. The names of the community leaders involved in such connivance will be made public soon.

“Enugu State citizens must know about the arrangements of Dr. Peter Mbah in giving away their ancestral lands for his political interests and compensation.

“IPOB is monitoring Governor Peter Mbah and his collaborators. They should understand that IPOB will not allow the establishment of any cattle ranch anywhere in Enugu State.

“If Governor Peter Mbah is genuinely interested in establishing a cattle ranch in Enugu State, such ranch must be managed privately by an Igbo businessman. Only Ndigbo are allowed to own cattle ranches anywhere in Igbo land. We don’t want to have Fulanis operating any cattle ranch in Alaigbo.

“ESN must be on an alert and wait for an order from the IPOB leadership to move into Nimbo Community in Uzouwani. We call on the community youths, community groups, and Enugu citizens to provide IPOB/ESN with any information of any proposed site for Fulani camp or ranch anywhere around Uzouwani. ESN will stop at nothing to ensure that Peter Mbah and his government don’t establish RUGA in any part of Enugu State.

“We are also informing South East Governors to shun any idea of establishing cattle ranch in any state in the South East Region. IPOB and ESN operatives won’t allow any establishment of Fulani camp in the name of cattle ranch in any state in the Biafra territory.”


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