The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, has declared that it would not tolerate any attack from Fulani Herdsmen on any of its territories. The group said it would attack the rampaging herdsmen terrorizing the country.
The BNYL made the statement in their reaction to the recent attack on Avar Mbalom in the Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State where 19 persons were slaughtered including reverend fathers by the killer herdsmen.
In a statement signed and made available to reporters on Thursday by the group’s leader, Princewill Richard, BNYL condemned the attack and warned of a possible fight back should any of the Eastern states be attacked.
The statement said:
“Herdsmen menace has become a thing that bothers our Organization, we talk about it and how to tackle those sponsored ones almost everyday.
“I want to make it known that any sponsored attack in any of the Eastern State especially areas bothering Benue, such as Cross River, Ebonyi and Enugu, we will launch a surprise attack on them.
“We have nothing to fear, we are battle ready.”
The group warned the security agencies against arresting any of its members due to the threats, stressing that no amount of intimidation will stop its members.
“We also want to use this medium to pass a message across to the security agencies of the country. Because we understand news like this trigger them. We will not be initimadated, our members are battle ready and we are ready to die for the peace of our land”
It was earlier reported that a fresh attack by the rampaging Fulani Herdsmen has taken place in another church in Benue in the early hours of Today.
Herdsmen were reported to have attacked a church where some internally displaced person were seeking refuge and they reportedly killed 7 people.