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Possible Truth About Fulani Herdsmen And Grazing Land by meforkene(m): 10:55am On May 08, 2016

It is imperative to set the records straight as we collectively fight to get our freedom and our land back from the invading terrorists of the North. Let it be clear that the surge and escalation of the Fulani herdsmen is unprecedented and must not just be a product of uncivilized acts of nomads seeking to pasture their cows. It is more than that and here are the facts.
1. The grazing rights bill might be a mere formality; the deed started a long time ago under Jonathan. Under his presidency, GEJ appointed Mr Emeka Ukaejiofor and gave him the assignment to do a GPS survey of agricultural land in Nigeria.
2. The lands across the country were surveyed and allocated to powerful and wealthy people who claimed they wanted them for agricultural purposes. These group of people who are mostly senators and members of PDP in turn arranged to hand over the land to the herdsmen for grazing purposes. Do not be surprised that the agricultural land on the outskirts of your village has been allocated to a politician, possibly even a Fulani.
3. The Fulani herdsmen may not see themselves as trespassing after all. They may be grazing on the land allocated to them already by either one of the new lords, or by the Federal government under Goodluck Jonathan.
4. To find out the truth of this information, do a survey of your land in the fast areas bordering with other states especially northern axis. Tell your people to quickly survey their agricultural land and have it registered by the land registry of your state. They will be lucky if the land still belongs to them.
5. Mr. Emeka Ukaejiofor appeared on national television at the end of the GPS exercise. And take note, it is not all about Fulani. Many of the politicians, especially the Senate chaps have their hands in it. What happened recently in Awgu was not what was reported. The governor knew the truth but would not say it out. A senator, an army general and former senator who are from the axis where Etiti or Equity State was proposed during the constitutional amendment were behind it all. These men are known to the people and the government of the state.
6. They hurriedly shared our land in anticipation of a state that has not been created.
7. The former governor of Abia state Sen. T. A. Orji lied when he said there was no such thing as grazing bill. He was among the first governors from the south east that started the discussion of carving out grazing field for the herdsmen. This was as a result of pressure from the northern emirs. This is not a secret.
8. The lies and cover up of the Uzo Uwani massacre was not unconnected to the desparate attempt of the governor to cover his dirty trails in the deals.
9. Let it be known that all the south east governors have been under this pressure to create the grazing route for the herdsmen from the northern emirs and governors since the time of Goodluck Jonathan.
10. The agreement has been concluded before GEJ left office. The reason for the grazing bill was to give it national legitimacy.
11. In fact if the new state had been created and GEJ won second term there would have been no more noise before the grazing bill is passed.
In fact, it will shock you when you learn of what SE PDP big wigs did with lands in the Ohaozara/IsuochiOkigwe areas, in anticipation of a new State. Those lands amassed were turned over on some arrangements to these herdsmen. That one is a sitting bomb ready to go off. You will get their names in a more confidential contact. It is scary! What happened in Awgu was not too far from it, and that accounted for the clout of these herders to rally army command, the magistracy and numbness of nearby community leaders.
The truth is that we the people will resist this not because we hate the herdsmen or because they are terrorists. Far from it, there are much more reasons why this will not be allowed to happen.
There is more to land in Igbo culture and religion more than farming or any agricultural use. Land, in Igbo culture is a deity. Ala, is seen as the god that is responsible for all our activities. She sustains everything with gratuity. The land is sacred to us because it contains the remains of our ancestors. It is sacred because for the Igbos, land was received from our ancestor in trust for the unborn generations to come. Land does not belong to the present as finality but to the future in trust to the present. The sacredness of land to us demonstrates our connectivity with the past and our ancestors and grantees our indwelling as one continuum of generations to come. This is why Igbo sons are hardly buried outside Igbo land. In fact in some cultures in Igbo land, ‘efulefu’ people, those who lived abominable lives were not buried in their ancestral land. They were used to be buried far away or thrown into evil forests.
It is important you ask your traditional rulers for a survey of your ancestral larg farm land to see if it has been sold before it is late. The marauding herdsmen in their warped mind do not believe that inhabited vast land belong to anybody. They also think its their right to occupy any land that has no build in it.

Note that south east has the smallest land mass in the federation. Taking away or some away from is is tantamount to annihilation of our tribe.

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