In the South-East, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has forbidden the rearing and consumption of cows.
Mazi Chika Edoziem, the IPOB’s Director of State (DOS), announced this in a statement on Saturday.
However, Edoziem stated that the ban would be fully implemented in six months.
He went on to say that only local breeds would be “consumed and utilised for all rituals in Biafraland” from now on.
“No more Fulani cows should be permitted into Biafraland for any purpose, neither for burials, title taking, weddings, or any other cause,” he says.
He said the ban followed constant attacks on their people by suspected Fulani herdsmen, resulting in killing, raping of their women and other forms of assaults.
This comes after the 17 Southern governors led by Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state met in Lagos on July 5, 2021, and “set a timeline for the promulgation of the anti-open grazing law in all member states”.