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Governor Uzodinma Planning To Forcefully Acquire 2000 Land Hectares For Ruga In Imo – IPOB

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The Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) has accused Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma of forcefully taking hectares of land from the residents for the cattle settlement often called Ruga.

In keeping with the group, some conventional rulers together with the Eze Fredick Ogechi Nwachukwu of Umuneke Ngor Okpala Native Authorities Space within the state is working with the governor and the Nigerian authorities to show folks’s ancestral lands to Ruga.



IPOB alleged that Uzodinma is plotting to amass 2000 hectares of land beneath the pretext of erecting a meat-processing manufacturing unit on it.

In keeping with IPOB, the lands the governor is making an attempt to grab are in Izombe, Agwa and Akabor in Oguta native authorities space of Imo State.

In keeping with an announcement by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Highly effective, which was made out there to SaharaReporters on Wednesday, the group mentioned, “The eye of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, beneath the management of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the plot by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, to forcefully purchase 2000 hectares of land at Ejemekuru in direction of Izombe, Agwa and Akabor in Oguta LGA of Imo State, beneath the guise of constructing a meat processing manufacturing unit.

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“The communities rejected this disguised mission however the state is insisting on forcefully taking the ancestral land from the folks. Some paid brokers of the Authorities from Ejemekuru, Izombe, Agwa and Izombe have resorted to utilizing the drive of Authorities to intimidate and corce the residents into submission.

“The Deputy Governor has since been mobilised to make sure that the federal government’s agenda is actualised. The Governor by his brokers are arm-twisting the Ezeship candidates in Oguta LGA, exactly Izombe, utilizing the proposal as a bait for them. As a substitute of permitting the rightful and other people’s option to emerge, the federal government needs to make use of it as a bait to perform this anti-people agenda.

“Imo State Authorities is utilizing acceptance of Ruga as a criterion for who turns into the normal ruler. The Imo State Authorities is planning one other bloodbath of Oguta LGA residents primarily based on the Ezeship concern as an alternative of permitting the want of the folks. 

“We gathered that the folks of Izombe are snug with a sure Property developer looking for 300 hectares of land for industrial growth however the firm ought to be certain that this isn’t Ruga in disguise. The neighborhood will resist any deviation from the deliberate property growth.

“Izome has peacefully performed host to grease corporations proper from within the sixties. The one land location of Gulf oil later modified to Chevron Nigeria restricted and presently acquired by Seplat Vitality. Ashland oil was there first however later modified to Addax petroleum. We cannot tolerate any try to make Izombe a struggle zone.

“We due to this fact, warn His Highness Eze Fredick Ogechi Nwachukwu of Umuneke Ngor Okpala LGA is inflicting hurt and ache to the folks of Umuneke Ngor, he was collaborating with fulani folks to cow enterprise within the native authorities, thereby utilizing the Fulani to intimidate the citizen of Umuneke Ngor and we’re utilizing this medium to narrate to him to cease intimidating the folks of Umuneke Ngor and her environs as a result of IPOB volunteers won’t permit him to proceed if any hurt come to the folks of Umuneke from Fulani terrorists.   

“The Eze have to be cautious in coping with Fulani and he should transfer Fulani out from Umuneke Ngor earlier than we come. He will not get straightforward in any respect. If Fulani terrorists unleash terror assaults wherever in Ngor Okpala LGA he’ll remorse his life on this world.”

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