Oct 18, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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PANDEF, MEND React as Group Threatens Nigerian Governor Over Ban on Open Grazing

  • Two prominent Pan Niger Delta groups, PANDEF and MEND, have threatened retaliation if the south-south state is attacked
  • The group’s statements follow a letter from a faceless group threatening to attack Delta if Governor Okowa does not withdraw support for the open pasture ban within 72 hours
  • Die Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has distanced itself from the planned attack as a responsible organization

Asaba, State of Delta < / strong> – The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has warned that threats of attack by an anonymous Fulani jihadist group in Delta state would have grave consequences.

Ken Robinson, the group’s spokesman, said this in an interview with The Punch on Monday June 14th annt.

He warned that the Niger Delta region wou I would respond appropriately if the threat was carried out by the unknown Fulani jihadists.

It warned that there would be attacks in Asaba and Agbor if Governor Ifeanyi Okowa did not withdraw his support for the ban on open grazing within 72 hours.

Robinson said:

” Let them try it out and see. The consequences for the country will be too serious. Any attack on a community in Delta State is an attack on the entire Niger Delta and we will respond accordingly. Nigeria will never be the same again if they try. “

MEND issues counter-threats

In a similar development, the Movement for Emancipation from the The Niger Delta (MEND) has issued a counter-threat against the anonymous group.

The Niger Delta group said in a recent letter that if the threat were met, it will be a “dragon war”, said Sahara reporters .

MEND said that it will react “proportionally 10 times”, no matter the damage anonymous group in Delta state.

Delta residents are afraid

Amid the emerging developments, residents of Asaba, Agbor and the surrounding area have reportedly Fear.

They urged the Delta State government not to handle the attack letter with ease.

In the meantime At the time, Delta State Police Department spokesman Bright Edafe said undercover police officers were on duty rossing the state to gather information on the matter.

Miyetti Allah is responding

Meanwhile, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has denied giving Delta State a 72-hour ultimatum to repeal its open grazing laws.

< p class = "align-left"> Usman Baba-Ngelzerma, the general secretary of MACBAN, denied the ultimatum and said this a testimony from faceless people is only intended to create mischief According to the association is responsible and will never do anything to endanger the peace of the country.