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BREAKING: Fear Grips Delta, As ‘Fulani’ Group Writes Okowa, Threatens To Attack State Capital, Agbor

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Fear on Sunday griped Asaba, the Delta State capital, after residents discovered a letter threatening to attack the state capital if Governor Ifeanyi Okowa does not withdraw his support for the ban on open grazing or risk, as they warned that he had a 72-hour ultimatum to do so.

Niger Delta Today reports that the letter titled “Fulani Jihadist Warning: An Open Message Of 2 Paragraphs To Delta State” was said to have been posted in strategic locations in the state capital including at the fence of the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel at Infant Jesus Road in Asaba.

Recall that recently, governors of the 17 southern states during a meeting in Asaba banned open grazing of cattle in the region.

The Federal Government and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, who condemned the ban, claimed the decision of the governors violates the rights of herdsmen to free movement.

Also, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the position of the governors and ordered for the restoration of the grazing routes across the country in an interview on Friday.

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According to Niger Delta Today report, in the unsigned letter, it particularly threatened that Fulani Jihadist fighters will attack Asaba and Governor Okowa’s Agbor Town if he failed to withdraw his support for the ban of open grazing in the state.

The letter reads, “This is to inform Delta state that the Fulani’s of Usman dan fodio leadership, shall do everything it can to uphold the legacy of our heritage of open grazing for we are nomadic people from origination and shall never negotiate the ownership of Nigeria and West Africa and Sub-Sahara.

“We hereby demand the governor of Delta state to immediately withdraw is early stand for the call to barn open grazing in 17 regions in not less than 72hours from the above date and also, withdraw his position as the leading voice for the governors, as no occurrence we don’t have the first-hand information, even before the hosting of the South-south. South-east and South-south governors meeting in Asaba.

“Failure to adhere to this demand for been the host of the 17 governors, Delta state, most likely the city of Asaba and Agbor, shall encounter severe consequences than that of Bornu, Kebbi, Kastina, Kaduna, Enugu, Benue, Oyo and many more that will not respect the Fulani’s heritage, as we take responsibility for the detonate explosive uncovered in the state capital secretariat, which should serve as warning to the Delta state government for what is to come, should the governor fail to abide to our demand.

“We highly advice all Fulani’s and Northermers, including the security personnel to live Delta state as soon as possible for the wind of our action is now present in the land, for failure of the governor to adhere to our call, this shall live us with no choice.”

Meanwhile, the Delta State Government and security agencies are yet to respond to the threat at the time of filing this report.

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