The, OYC, yesterday banned the nomadic Fulani herdsmen from the South-East region covering a total number of 95 local government areas and further warned the herdsmen to take OYC’s position very serious or risk being in trouble.
The Ohaneze Youth Council, OYC, yesterday released a statement signed by its President-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro; Secretary-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike; and National Publicity Secretary, Obinna Adibe, the group condemned the attacks and killings in Benue State, saying the activities of the herdsmen are seriously threatening the peace of the nation.
“The activities of herdsmen and the Benue massacre are unfortunate and can cause another avoidable tension in the country, especially now that the election of 2019 is around the corner. We condemn vehemently the terrorist attacks of the herdsmen and call for self-defense as a measure to halt it.
“Worried by their murderous activities, Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide has banned and proscribed the Fulani herdsmen in Igboland as they have proven to be outlaws. We ban them and their activities in the 95 local government areas of the South-East. We want the Federal Government to declare them a terrorist group.”
The group, however, appealed to Igbo youths not to take laws into their hands and allow the herdsmen to gradually leave the South-East with their cattle.