The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has explained that it banned cows reared by Fulani herdsmen for any social event in the Southeast and not beef as widely reported.
IPOB made the clarification on Monday following the comments made by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) and Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).
Recall that the CNG had vowed to resist any attempt by the Biafra group to bring harm to northern businesses in the southeast, threatening to boycott Igbo businesses in the northern region of the country.
The coalition added that it will withdraw support for any political party or movement that has southeast politicians well represented in it.
Also reacting, ACF said the separatists have only called for war following the ban placed on cows reared by Fulani herdsmen for any ceremony in the Southeast.
But in a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB slammed the Northern groups for their outrageous comments over the ban.
The Biafra group said it banned cows destroying farms in the South East and those that bring terrorists and rapists into the region.
IPOB said: “We did not ban cow meats but those cows that were destroying our farms and those raping our mothers, wives and sisters in the farms, Biafrans can foreign cows not the ones that can bring terrorists in our territories”.
“The CNG should have first questioned some herdsmen on why they have s3x with cows, film such abominable act by themselves and post the video to the world. What is the reason for such beastly behaviour? Who do they want to hypnotise?
“Why is it that the Northern coalition never cautioned their people to stop sleeping with cows and sell the defiled animals for people to eat?
“The baseless claim by Northern coalition group and Arewa youth groups that IPOB has declared war against the North cannot fly because they started it by destroying businesses and hotels belonging to Igbo people in the North while it does not belong to the Fulani only.
“IPOB is wise and knowledgeable enough to know what it means to declare war. We are, and remain a peaceful movement.”