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  • Updated: June 23, 2021

Herdsmen Crisis: Shun Northern Cattle, Eat Igbo Cows — Pete Edochie To Igbo Folk

Veteran actor Pete Edochie wants a law mandating anyone intending to host a party in Igbo land to use Igbo cows instead of those from the northern part of the country.

The popular Nollywood star made the comments in an interview session with BBC Pidgin, blaming herdsmen for the ongoing crisis in the Southeast region.

Edochie beckoned on the government to encourage citizens who were willing to go into the business of fish farming to do so, noting that Igbo people must do more regarding pepper and tomato farming.

"I believe that putting in place a rule that anyone who wants to host some kind of ceremony in Ala Igbo must use Igbo cows instead of Fulani herdsmen’s cows would help to resolve the region’s rising crisis", he stated.

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The actor further challenged governors in the Southeast and other elected individuals in the region representing the Igbo folk at the federal level to try to do want the people want them to do as against focusing on their own self-interests.

Edochie said that Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe is the only one speaking for Igbo people in the Senate as he has always taken a front seat when it came to advocating for the people's interests.

On why the Southeast governors remaining mum, he stated that he didn't understand their fear, adding that they had not shown signs of anything being wrong.

"When a kite dives and carries a chick, the chick is not crying for the kite to drop it but for people around to know that the kite has it. The South-East governors have not cried out for people to know they are in distress", he remarked.

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