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RUGA: IPOB responds to Arewa youths’ 30-day ultimatum, says we’re ‘anxiously waiting’ for you

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it is ready to face the youth wing of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) over the 30-day ultimatum on the implementation of the RUGA settlement scheme.

IPOB stated that southeastern states will not succumb to the demand for land for establishing rural grazing areas.

A statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the group would support ranching business but in their private lands, not through forcing people to release their ancestral land to anybody.

IPOB urged the federal government and those behind the plan to retrace their steps before it turned uncontrollable and claim more innocent lives.

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“IPOB is a peaceful movement and must remain so but cannot allow anybody to trample on us by forcing our people to release their ancestral land to them,” the statement read.

“We are aware that cattle business remains personal business in Nigeria and cannot change today.

“The community’s ancestral lands are gifts from God, handed over to us to dwell, on which must not be taken over under any guise by the government or Fulani.

“We challenge Fulani Islamist terrorists including their Arewa youths to do their worst after the expiration of the so-called 30 days ultimatum as was widely reported in every national and international media.

“We are anxiously and eagerly waiting for them in whatever shape they may want it.”

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