The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, Wednesday ordered Fulani herdsmen to vacate the zone forthwith.
The warning is contained in a statement issued after the OYC’s emergency meeting in Umuahia.
In a five-point communique signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Secretary General and Engr Obinna Adibe the National Publicity secretary, the group said the operation of herdsmen in the zone had been banned.
It read, “The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide met and discussed extensively the recent killing by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria and resolved as follows:
“That the activities of Fulani herdsmen and the Benue massacre is unfortunate and can cause another avoidable tension in the country, especially now the 2019 elections is around the corner.
“We condemned vehemently the terrorist attack of the Fulani herdsmen and call for self defense as a measure to halt it.