A coalition of civil societies in the South East, made up of Voice from the East (V-East), South East Market Traders Association (SEMATA), Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Campaign for Democracy (CD), South East Farmers Association (SEFA), has called on Ndigbo to forthwith stop eating or buying livestock reared by Fulani herdsmen.
Cows, goats, fowls, sheep, eggs, beef, horses and donkeys, should not be bought or eaten by any Igbo man again, the group insists.
The civil society groups made the call in a communique made available to newsmen after their meeting in Enugu averred that this was the only panacea to stop frequent clashes, killings, maiming and kidnappings allegedly committed by armed Fulani herdsmen.
It stated that from October 1, 2020 onwards, “All those that love Ala Igbo, should desist from touching animals bred in Fulani land.”
The civil society groups explained that once the boycott is sustained, the herdsmen will quietly and naturally leave Igbo forests and thus, killings and fighting would end.
It rather suggested that, Ndigbo should make due with livestock reared in the land, native cows, bush meat, fish and goats.