As reports of attacks by herdsmen in Delta, Imo, Anambra and other parts of the Eastern regions continue to swirl, the leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has called on all Easterners to defend themselves against possible attacks from herdsmen, explaining that such continuous attacks prove that the South-East governors have no agenda to protect their people.
Speaking to Newsmen on Monday, the group’s Director of Information, Sunday Okereafor, explained how the South-East governors had yet to show seriousness in bringing Operation Ogbunigwe to reality while the West and the North were already making moves to protect their regions by the creation of their security outfits.
Okereafor in his words: “The South-East governors have no agenda to protect their people.
MASSOB is telling the people in the South-East to defend themselves against any attack. The South-West and the North are already making moves to protect their people.
“In Niger Delta, they have the Avengers and MEND. This is the time they (Niger Delta) should defend themselves. They should not look at their governors for protection because their governors cannot protect them.
“It is the same advice we have for the people of the South-East. The herdsmen are attacking people in the South-East.
He further maintained that people are being killed everywhere; in Delta, Enugu, Anambra, Abia. All over the eastern region, the Fulani herdsmen have been killing us.
“The people, including those from Niger Delta, should protect themselves. We, the Igbo will protect ourselves. Every day, you will hear that herdsmen are killing people in the South-East. In Awka, they (herdsmen) killed people,” Okereafor said.
He, however, criticized the South-East governors’ decision to invite the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, during their meeting on the proposed security outfit and how to protect the region stressing that the West and North did not invite the Inspector General of Police before setting up their own security outfits.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News