"As a leading organization, we are reaffirming our earlier support on the ban of open-grazing by the southern governors, there is no intention to retreat from the collective ban of open-grazing in southern Nigeria.
"It may interest you to know that the jihadists' threat is a slap to Delta and Niger Delta youths and every well-meaning stakeholder in the region.
"No Fulani jihadists will be allowed to and wage war on us as people of South-South, as any of such attempt will receive equal reaction.
"It is glaring that our security men in the country have failed us, we , therefore, call on community youths, cultist, kidnappers, militants and agitators to rise up to the occasion to defend their communities, Delta and Niger at large.
"It should be ensured that movement of these Fulani jihadists be checked and Fulani residents be evacuated or held liable for account of any attack in the Delta and other Niger Delta states in the Federation," the group asserted.
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