IPOB raises alarm, seeks stoppage of Waterways Bill at National Assemby


IPOB raises alarm, seeks stoppage of Waterways Bill at National Assemby

.Says bill is Buhari’s ‘Fulani land-grabing agenda’

By Valentine Amanze

The Mazi Nnamdi Kanu-led Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised alarm over the Waterways Bill sent to the Nigerian National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, urging the lawmakers not to accent to the bill because of its consequencies on the citizens.

The group also described the bill as a trickish means of forceful taking the citizens ancestral land and waterways and handing same to the Fulani, the president’s kinsmen.

In a statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, at the weekend, IPOB warned that it would resist any effort by the government to give “Biafran land to the Fulani.”

“We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to call for caution again over the waterways secret bill sent to the Nigerian National Assembly by Buhari and his Fulani kinsmen.

“We wish to unequivocally state our stand once more to Buhari, the National Assembly, Fulani and entire world that Buhari cannot use crooked means to hand over our waterways in Biafraland to Fulani from Futajalon having passed through mighty expanse of empty land in the North. We never for once in our lifetime ventured into encroachment or occupation of any inch or parcel of land not belonging to us despite our limited landspace.

“The National Assembly must save Fulani because this bill sent by Buhari will consume so many of them if they venture into any river or waterway situated in Biafraland,” IPOB stated.

IPOB further stated that the bill was another way of re-introducing RUGA to the citizens.

IPOB asked: “Why must the Fulani terrorists and their cows be forced on us; to cohabit with us in our communities; those with whom we never shared a single value system?”




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