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2 Reasons The Igbos Shouldn't Support The Ban IPOB Placed on Rearing & Consumption of Fulani Cows

It has been reported that members of The Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, has placed a ban on the rearing and consumption of cows in the South-East. This has really caused a lot of reactions online and many Nigerians shared their view on this issue.

According to Nigeria Tribune, this was contained in a statement issued by IPOB head of directorate, Mazi Chika Edoziem, in Akwa, Anambra state.

Mazi Chika revealed that this ban will take effect in six months time. He said no Fulani Cow will be allowed into the land for any reason, neither wedding, burial ceremony, birthday etc.

Photo credited: PM News Nigeria.



In my opinion, I think the Igbos should not accept this ban. Here are my reasons for saying this:

It will affect many businesses: One thing IPOB failed to consider before placing this ban, is that some Igbos depend on these cows for survival. Some people in the South-East sell cows and also make huge profit out if it. The IPOB did not consider big eateries and bars that cook and sell this cow meat.

The Igbos should not support this ban because it will affect a lot of businesses. Many might find it difficult to live if this ban is being implemented to the fullest.

It will reduce unity: As Nigerians, we cannot move forward except we are united. Our language, tribe and belief should not stop is from being united. There is nothing wrong in eating meat gotten from cows reared by Fulani People. I see nothing wrong buying cows from Fulani People. Buying cows from them will even increase unity because we need each other to survive. Putting a bridge between Fulani people and the southeast is not a good idea.

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