. . .threatens to bomb Asaba, Agbo
Pandemonium looms in Delta State following threats by Fulani group to bomb Asaba, the state capital as well as Agbo, if the governor fails to withdraw ban on open grazing in 72 hours.
This was made known in an open letter titled, “Fulani Jihadist Warnings”. An open message of 2 paragraphs to Delta, posted in strategic places across the state capital and Agbo on Sunday.
The ‘faceless’ Fulani group, warned governor Ifeanyi Okowa to immediately withdraw the ban on open grazing, within 72 hours, or it would attack Asaba and Agbo.
The group, however, claimed responsibility for the incident that gutted the federal secretariat complex, along Okpanam road, Asaba.
The threat letter carrying pictures of members of the terrorist group Boko Haram, dated June 13, 2021, sighted by SaharaReporters, reads in part:
“This is to inform Delta State that the Fulanis of Usman Dan Fodio leadership shall do everything it can to uphold the legacy of our heritage of open grazing, for we are nomadic people from origination and shall never negotiate the ownership of Nigeria and West Africa and Sub-Sahara.
“We hereby demand the governor of Delta State to immediately withdraw his early stand for the call to ban open grazing in 17 regions, in not less than 72 hours from the above date and also, withdraw his position as the leading voice for the governors, as no occurrence we don’t have the first-hand information, even before the hosting of the South-South, South-East and South-West governors meeting in Asaba.
“Failure to adhere to this demand, Delta State, most likely the city of Asaba, and Agbor shall encounter severe consequences than that of Bornu, Kebbi, Kastina, Kaduna, Enugu, Benue, Oyo and many more that will not respect the Fulani’s heritage, as we take responsibility for the detonate explosive uncovered in the state capital secretariat, which should serve as a warning to the Delta State Government for what is to come, should the governor fail to abide by our demand.
“We highly advise all Fulanis and Northerners, including the security personnel, to leave Delta State as soon as possible for the wind of our action is now present in the land, for the failure of the governor to adhere to our call, this shall leave us with no choice. Therefore, Deltans, be told, be informed, be prepared.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ari Mohammed Ali, assured residents of their safety and security, while noting that all modalities had been put in place to forestall any such occurence.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 14, 2021