Enugu State is situated in the Southeast region of Nigeria. It has major cities with millions of inhabitants of whom are all Indigenous People Of Biafra.

On the 20th of July 2019 being Eke market day in Biafra, a community in Enugu named Ihe in Awgu L.G.A. within the territories of Biafra, was captured in a viral news all over the globe about the death of so many vultures presumed to have died from poisoned meat consumed from remnants in a close abattoir.

Correspondents from State Media Team, Enugwu carried out an independent search to unravel the uncommon occurrence. Information received from an eye witness in the community, has it that activities of the market started properly with the normal buying and selling by Traders from within the Community and neighbouring town. The market has a portion of it, designed for Abattoir where cows and goats are slaughtered. These Cows are usually bought from the Fulani herdsmen who graze around the State. According to this indigene, an elderly woman who chose to remain anonymous, every Cow that is sold in Eke Ihe on every Eke market day is always slaughtered at the Abattoir side on same day. Surprisingly, the case of the Eke market Day of 20th July, nobody witnessed the slaughtering of any Cow. The Cow was butchered in the night and was ready for sell even before the first person that came to the market for business on that day.

Mazi Eric Okafor who was there to investigate this incident said the eye witness had gone to the market to buy meat on that very day but something kept delaying him till people were sighted watching some vultures tottering and falling. After a little more time, they were dying one after the other. People fled home without buying meat and a town crier started announcing round the village warning people who already bought meat from that market not to consume the meat.

The next day when they returned to the market to inspect those vultures, they observed that even the flies that pitched on the dead vultures were all dead. 

Our Media Correspondent visited the market the next day to interview the Meat sellers and butchers. To our shock, when Traders told us that the Nigeria Security Agencies came along with some staff of NTA Television on Monday 22nd July 2019 and took the Butchers away but we waited till late in the night to interview them but when we tried to ask some questions, they said they were instructed not to discuss the incident with anyone.

The Veterinary department of the Nigeria Government whose responsibility is to examine every meat that is meant to be consumed by the Masses is no longer functioning most especially within the Biafra territories.

In a saner clime, there would have been a statement from the department in charge. We would have been informed of how many people that are at the hospital and number of lives lost. The Security department would have carried out arrests and prosecution.

Understandably, the immunity strength of Vultures and Humans are definitely not the same, the vulture may die after some minutes but for Man, it may linger longer through sickness.

According to Ichie Agu Oje, an elder from the Ihe community, the Abattoir is situated at the premise of OKUKU IZU, a sacred deity; a place which has remained sacred and holy from the days of their ancestors and has been under the charge of a god/deity. This deity is said to have been instructed by Chukwuokike Abiama the God of all gods to always stay there and protect the people of Ihe.

If the entire people of Biafra, Christians, Jews, haters of Terrorists and lovers of freedom can come together and say ‘No To Consumption of Cow meat’ reared by the Fulanis, it will put an end to their grazing in our farms and acts of terrorism would have been a thing of the past. We must stop desecrating our lands with the Fulani raped Cows and meat, considering the fact that they have killed us and raped our women in course of grazing the Cows.

Reported by:
Mazi Ikechukwu Henry
Mazi Ike Nwajiaku
Mazi Tony Asomba
For: Enugu State Media

Edited by:
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Enugu State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Enugu State Media

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