IPOB Fighters Enforce Ban On Open Grazing In Delta, Shoot Cows On Sight

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militant arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) have reportedly stormed forests in Delta State to start the enforcement of the federal government’s anti-open grazing legislation.

SaharaReporters obtained a video the place a few of masked gunmen, believed to be ESN fighters, had been taking pictures at cows reportedly wandering on farmlands.

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It will not be clear but during which a part of Delta State the incident occurred.

Sources acknowledged that the ESN fighters had been additionally in Delta State over the menace issued via an nameless letter written by killer herdsmen to the federal government.

SaharaReporters had on June 14 reported that President Muhammadu Buhari was not considering sending extra troops as reinforcement to Delta State to quell the suspected Fulani jihadist threats, based on sources on the Defence Headquarters.

Two officers on the DHQ Abuja had advised SaharaReporters that even supposing the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor, comes from Delta State, solely Buhari, as Commander-in-chief of the armed forces, might direct the troops to maneuver into Delta and safe the strategic areas within the face of the alarming threats.

It was learnt that the Federal Government might go away the threats to solely the police, as army motion by the Buhari authorities in opposition to the Fulani herdsmen is uncommon in southern Nigeria.

“The CDS is from Aliokpu Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, which is the epicenter of the jihadist warning. The governor might have called and discussed with him too. But the express directive to deploy troops to the state has to come from the C-in-C.

“So, the CDS has to tread carefully between safeguarding his home state and the body language of the presidency. But for now, there is no directive to the DHQ from the Villa to deploy more troops or act on Delta State, 24 hours after the threats are going viral,” one of many prime sources had acknowledged.

SaharaReporters two Sundays in the past reported that palpable worry had gripped residents of Delta State following threats of invasion and bombing of the state capital, Asaba and Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of the state by a faceless ‘Fulani Jihadist’ group.

The group, which claimed duty for the fireplace incident that gutted the Federal Secretariat advanced alongside Okpanam highway, Asaba, warned Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to instantly withdraw his stand and help for the banning of open grazing in a latest southern governors assembly held in May and hosted by Okowa in authorities home, Asaba. 

In an unsigned menace letter titled ‘Fulani Jihadist Warnings!!!: An Open Message of two Paragraphs to Delta State’ pasted in strategic locations throughout the state capital and Agbor on Sunday, the faceless group warned Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in opposition to any failure to stick to their demand for his withdrawal from the ban on open grazing inside 72 hours, it could invade Asaba and Agbor.

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IPOB Fighters Enforce Ban On Open Grazing In Delta, Shoot Cows On Sight

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