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Biafra group rejects Ruga, says its Buhari’s new strategy to settle Fulani herdsmen



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The now suspended Ruga settlement system has been kicked against by the Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) which claims that the programme is a new strategy by President Muhammadu Buhari to settle Fulani herdsmen across the south, especially the Southeast and South South.

In a statement signed and issued by its Chief Press Secretary, Comrade Kufre Obot, on Monday, the group said the move by President Buhari to suspend Ruga instead of total cancellation showed that there was no genuineness in the actions of the Federal Government.

BNYL also noted in the statement that it will do everything humanly possible to frustrate the implementation of Ruga and also threatened retaliation to any unfortunate incidence against people of the Southeast and South south.”

Speaking further, Kufre Obot insisted that the BNYL would “carry out its threat in retaliation to any unfortunate incidence against the people of the Southeast and South south.”

He lamented that similar incident was the cause of the Biafra initial secession, adding “everyone can now see reasons our fathers Emeka Ojukwu and Philip Effiong rebelled against Nigeria.

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“We are also aware of how people from our region especially the South south are currently being retired from the Army and other Forces.

“Efik, Igbo and Ijaw people in the army are the recruit, those who will be sent to Sambisa to confront Boko Haram with toy guns,” he said.

The group said it will henceforth begin to check herdsmen excesses in the region to avoid unexpected attack on communities.

“We dare the so called Abdulazeez Suleiman and his Coalition groups to execute their plans on 30th or hide their faces in shame,” he said.

The comments by the group comes after Elder Stateman, Chief Edwin Clark warned the Federal Government against the re-introduction of the suspended Ruga settlement project, saying Nigeria could disintegrate with it.

The Ijaw leader gave the warning at his Asokoro, Abuja residences when he spoke with journalists.

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