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Murdered Fulani Herdsmen Igbo groups attack DSS over report

The group also wondered how the security agency came up with the conclusion that the decaying bodies were all Fulanis.

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An Igbo group, Aka Ikenga has called for an autopsy to be carried out on the corpses the Department of State Services (DSS) alleged to be Fulani herdsmen.

The group also wondered how the security agency came up with the conclusion that the decaying bodies were all Fulanis.

The DSS recently alleged that its agents discovered a mass grave containing Hausa-Fulani residents allegedly killed by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Abia state.

IPOB in a statement, said Governor Rochas Okorocha’s statement on the alleged killing of Fulanis by its members, is proof that the DSS report was false.

Governors Okezie Ikpeazu and Rochas Okorocha of Abia and Imo states respectively, disagreed with the DSS report on the killing of Fulani herdsmen in Abia state.

Okorocha said “On the issue of the killing of five Fulani men that has caused tension, the culprits have been arrested and will be dealt with under the law as well as made to pay the ultimate price.

“Information reaching us reveal that it is not just five Fulani men as there are two corpses believed to be Igbos from the area, so it is not a direct attack on any ethnic group.”

Speaking further on the DSS report, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful said “While these people continue to make public fool of themselves, the world awaits season two of this epic movie. No amount of false accusations or fire brigade efforts to quench them, when they backfire, can stop our march to freedom. God is with us and freedom remains our goal."

Adding that “A grave allegation of killing in cold blood and burying five Northerners was heaped on the IPOB by the DSS. Nigerians from the six geo political zones and foreigners alike, screamed foul. As the world reflects on the implications of this epic movie on our consciousness, the 22 million IPOB faithful from Benue to Delta, from Kogi to Bayelsa and beyond, plead with the international community to kindly and quickly investigate the corpses (if any) found by the DSS and conduct a thorough DNA coroner inquest, just to confirm to the world, what we have always known, which is; that God, the creator of Heaven and Earth, will certainly expose the remaining corpses of the over 200 IPOB  members killed between November 2015 and February 10, 2016.”

Governor Olusegun Mimiko has also called on President Buhari to look into the continuous attacks by Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria.

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