What seems to be a confirmation of the allegation that Nigerian Army of today is not different from Boko Haram played out with the breaking news in Abia State.
Residents of Ohafia in Abia State have been gripped by fear and panic as herdsmen (ISIS in disguise) in the area have hosted ‘Fulani Republic’ flag near the army barracks in the area.
The locals who now live in dread of sudden attack by the herdsmen accuse the herdsmen of illegally occupying part of the land donated to the army as a grazing field for their cattle.
The agitated members of the communities sought to know if part of the large expanse of land given to the military had been converted to the grazing field by the herdsmen whereas the army authorities forbid the locals from farming on the same land.
Lamenting the grievances of the people on the floor of the Abia State House of Assembly, member representing Ohafia South constituency Chief Uchendu Ifeanyi, called for an investigation into the matter.
He said that the development posed a serious threat to his constituents who now live in fear of imminent attack by herdsmen.
The lawmaker noted that by hoisting the Fulani flag on Abia soil, the herdsmen had flagrantly demonstrated that part of the army barracks had been ceded to them for grazing.
Meanwhile, the House had set up a committee to investigate the allegation.
The committee that was headed by the member representing Isiala Ngwa South state constituency, Chief Chikwendu Kanu was charged to submit its report within one week.
Its term of reference was to among other things establish if the said ‘Fulani Republic land was part of the land originally donated to the army.
The committee was also to investigate how the Fulanis trespassed into the said land, and who authorized their occupation of the land.