The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has banned rearing and consumption of ‘Fulani’ cattle in Igboland restricting the consumption of such proteins to only local breeds (Efi Igbo Local Cows)
This was contained in a statement issued by the IPOB Head of Directorate of State (DOS), Mazi Chika Edoziem, in Awka, Anambra State, on Saturday
Mazi Chika Edoziem stated that the “ban takes complete effect six months from 08/10/2021.”
He also noted that from April 8, 2022, only the local breed would “be consumed and used for all ceremonies in Biafraland.”
The statement read;
“8th April 2022 is the date. From that date, no more Fulani Cow shall be allowed into Biafraland for any reason, not for burials, title taking, weddings etc.
“Only Efi Igbo (Local Cow) shall be consumed and used for all ceremonies in Biafraland.”
He said that the decision was taken following constant attacks on Igbos by suspected Fulani herdsmen, resulting in killing and raping of South-East women and other forms of assaults.