Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) on Friday, endorsed the ongoing campaign for the boycott of cow meat in the South-East region of the country.
A statement signed by the ADF Chairman, Media and Publicity Bureau, Chief Abia Onyike, stated that the endorsement followed the failure of some sections of the country’s security agencies to restrain the AK-47 wielding Fulani herdsmen from killing innocent people , raping women/girls, kidnapping and destruction of farmlands in Igboland.
ADF commended the people of Afikpo community in Ebonyi State, for resolving to boycott the consumption of cow meat in the area following the violent activities of Fulani herdsmen in the area which resulted to some deaths.
The statement made available to SummitNews reads: “After a critical appraisal of the unrepentant violent attitude of the rampaging Fulani herdsmen which has led to the killing of innocent people, rape of women/girls, kidnapping and destruction of crops in the farmlands in Igboland, do hereby proclaim our support for the boycott of Fulani cattle beef in the South East, and indeed all over Igboland.
“The Fulani Cattle Boycott Campaign is to register our protest against the impunity and viciousness of the AK-47 wielding Fulani herdsmen and the tendency to protect them by some sections of Nigeria’s security agencies.
“We, therefore, commend and congratulate the people of Afikpo Community in Ebonyi State for their resolve to boycott the consumption of cow meat as a result of the unwarranted violence and deaths visited on the people of the area by the Fulani marauders without commensurate intervention by law enforcement agencies to punish the Fulani criminals.
“ADF would be willing to collaborate with other patriotic groups such as Afenifere and the Middle Belt Coalition to ensure the abolition of open grazing of cattle in Nigeria.”