A coalition of pro-Biafra groups namely Biafra Independence Organization(BIO) Igbo Revolutionary Movement(IRM) Eastern Peoples Renewal(EPR) Biafra Clergy Network (BCM) and others has united against the Federal government’s proposed Ruga settlement for Fulani herdsmen in Igbo land.
According to a press statement by the group’s secretary, Emeka Ibekwe, which was made available to our correspondent, the group also called on other tribes as well as organisations to join hands in the fight against Ruga, which it described as a common enemy.
The statement further noted that “the latest implosions of Fulani’s onslaught, with the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari against the South, calls for urgent and proper reactionary measures.
“Now is the time to build more synergies among the leading pro-Biafra groups, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Igbo governors and traditional, religious, political and opinion leaders of Igbo land. This not the time of apportioning blames against one another. Our people must avoid provocative and inciting statements that pitch one against another.
The group, however, absolved governors of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State of endorsing Ruga in their respective states, warning those behind the rumour to desist as that is capable of jeopardising the cooperation exiting among various Igbo groups to fight Ruga.