Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has hailed members of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and the Coalition of the Northern Groups (CNGs) for calling on Fulani herdsmen to leave the southern part of Nigeria, Igbere TV reports.
The groups had made the call at a press conference after a meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.
They said the herdsmen should return to the north where their (herdsmen) safety and that of their property could be guaranteed.
The northern elders and the youths said they were worried that some southern leaders had allegedly openly threatened war against the Fulani herdsmen.
In a tweet late Tuesday, Mr Kanu said he welcomed the call on behalf of IPOB.
On behalf of the great IPOB family worldwide, I welcome the decision by Fulani feudal lords to recall their terror cells back to the north. Our mood & determination here in the south has changed irrevocably. Our resolve to free the oppressed must not be underestimated, Kanu tweet
The Federal Government had suspended the proposed Ruga settlement project after southern leaders rejected it.
The rejection has been further fueled by kidnappings and killings of innocent men and women by persons suspected to be herdsmen.