Refers : Vanguard of Monday, September2, page 5. An Igbo group, Voice from the East-VEAST, has strindently reacted against what it called ‘an uninformed statement from the people that are the problem of Nigeria in the first place ’, in its verdict passed against the Tanko Yakassai- led Northern Leaders, a group that reacted to the banning of land movement of cattle in the East by Fulani herdsmen by the Governors of the East.
The Eastern governors had issued a communique to the effect that Fulaniherdsmen are forbidden from embarking on land movement of their cattle in the East, a statement that triggered counter reaction from , especially islamic North. VEAST critically x-rayed the statement on Vanguard of Monday, September2. 2019 credited to Tanko Yakassai and Junaid Mohammed that South East Governors have no right to ban movement of cattle in the East.
Reacting further, Comrade Kindness Jonah , the Convener of the group , noted that the islamic North has taken undue advantage of the other Nigerians especially the East, in undoing the rest of the Nation in every aspect of national development.
Stating further, Comrade Jonah noted that the issue of mass killing by Fulaniherdsmen has remained unabated because of what he called ‘ planned islamization by Buhari-led governemnt’, a scenario he said , has caged many a rightful thinker in Nigeria.
Sressing again, the group asserts emphatically that right from the time of Utmanda Fodio till date, the policy of any islamic Northern leader has not changed from islamic reactionary tinge of ‘dipping koran to the Atlantic, which was the conquer mantra of Ahmadu Bello, the progenitor of the fiendish Nigerian developmental anti climax.’
The group went further to argue that the Biafran war was islamization quest that failed, which was ressurrected in Babangida administration that smuggled sharia in the Nigeria’s constitution, the subterfuge it claims , was criminally and clandestinely legalized by Abdulsalam Abubakar whom it adduced , handed an islamic -sharia constitution to Nigerians, which the the group qualified as the untoward blowhole that is exuding the volcanic bloodshed currently distabilizing Nigeria.
VEAST again alleged that what is being oberved now in Fulaniherdsmen is an arrangement by the hug of Sokoto caliphate to conquer Nigeria for allah , the god of islam, and stated with all fury that Fulaniherdsmen are the footsoldiers of islamic expansionism by Buhari Government, and added with all gusto that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is the life patron of Miyetti allah Cattle Breeders Association – MACBAN , the umbrella of Fulaniherdmen in Nigeria .
While addressing news men in Enugu in clear derision of the castigating statement from Tanko Yakassai and other Northerners against the Eastern Governors, Comrade kindness Jonah, picked holes with the touted Forest Guard by Eastern Governors, but praised them greatly for banning land movement of cattle in the East.
In the words of Comrade Jonah ,’‘‘ Forest Guard with DSS as the trainer, is robbing Peter to pay Paul and is islamic muruna which is a form of takiya called deceit in Arabic language that has to do with powers that be misleading people to fuster islamic cause, a religious razzmatazz that most Nigerians are alien to , but is the tonic that wags the tail of islamic magic wand that keeps Nigeria totating round sharia-induced leadership since the war ended in 1970.
Nothing can really come from a Forest Guard that reports to DSS , that reports to Buhari , which is the irony of Nigeria’s leadership lacuna since 2015. How can a Forest Guard enter forest with dengun or double barrel or pump action to confront Fulaniherdsmen with AK-47 assalt riffle ? Is that not setting the cat before the pigeons ? The Nigerian security apparatuses full know that Fulaniherdsmen carry AK – 47 , but look the other way round as they kill Nigerians.
The army know; police know;navy know;airforce know;civil defecnce know;immigration know and prisons know. All pretend while Fulaniherdsmen go on a killing spree, and Buhari says nothing, absolutely nothing.
How then do you send Igbo boys to the forest with almost bare hand to confront somebody with AK-47, who is being sponsored by the same man that you report to ? Forest Guard in the East is, mutatis mutandis, dead on arrival .’’’While praising South East Governors for stopping movement of cattle in the Zone, VEAST called for unannounced concerted forest action by Igbo boys, wholly sponsored by Igbos , to chase out Fulaniherdsmen from Igbo forests , by whatever means they deem fit .