The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has issued a stern warning to Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, urging him to halt any intentions of establishing a cattle ranch in Nimbo, Uzowani community.
In a statement by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, the group vehemently opposed the move, deeming it detrimental to the region’s interests.
“Subsequent to the plans by the Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, to establish cattle ranch at Nimbo in Uzowani community of Enugu State, we, the global family IPOB, hereby advise Mbah to stop his sellout plans to bring the cattle ranch to Nimbo Community,” Powerful stated.
The group accused Mbah of colluding with community leaders to allocate ancestral lands to Fulani herdsmen, a claim denied by the Enugu State government. They threatened to resist any attempt to establish a ranch, asserting, “Only Ndigbo are allowed to own cattle ranches anywhere in Igbo land.”
ESN (Eastern Security Network), an Indigenous People of Biafra affiliate, was put on high alert, awaiting orders to intervene in Nimbo Community. The statement urged citizens to report any proposed ranch sites. IPOB concluded by cautioning all South-East governors against similar endeavors.