Fulani Herdsmen Invades Enugu - 20 Reported Dead

Updated Monday 20 May 2019 6:22
Fulani Herdsmen Invades Enugu - 20 Reported Dead
A small community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State in terror as Fulani herdsmen rams their village in Ukpabi Nimbo and killed 20 persons on Monday morning.

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Reports disclosed that scores of armed cattle herdsmen, reportedly numbering more then a hundred, swooped on the sleepy community in the early hours of Monday.

Apart from guns, bows and arrows and machetes, or swords, were also wielded by the herdsmen, it was learnt.

Many of the villagers escaped to neighboring communities in the Uzo-Uwani area, but it was gathered that people in the nearby towns are also worried about possible attacks from the herdsmen.
Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, who informed to our correspondent that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Nwodibo Ekechukwu, led other officers and men to the area, said the total number of casualties could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

Amaraizu, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone, said the situation in the community had been brought under control.

“We moved in to ensure that the situation did not degenerate beyond control and right now everything is under control.

“The Commissioner of Police is there with other officers and men and the area is being secured.

“We can’t give the total number of casualties yet, it is when the operation is concluded that we will collate figures and give a definite number,”

Many members of the Ukpabi Nimbo community, who are mostly farmers, have their homes around their farmlands.

It was gathered that several houses, as well as farms and crops, were also destroyed by the herdsmen.

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