Breaking: Fulani Herdsmen Attack Enugu Community


At the early hours of Monday, An unspecified number of indigenes of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State were attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

A report gathered that the victims were on their way to the market when they were waylaid at Opanda, in Uzo-Uwani, leaving many of them in terrible condition. There are also unconfirmed reports that some of the victims died.

A source hinted that the victims were rushed to the Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka, from where they were referred to the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu considering the bad situation of the injury sustained.

Some of the victims include: Melly Nwodo from Umugwuocha Mgboko; Nnadi Arinze from umudikwu aloke Nua and Opia Apeh from Ogwurogwu in Uzouwani LGA. The villagers are still searching for more victims from the area of the incident.

Confirming the development, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, the police spokesman in Enugu, said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu has ordered a full scale investigation into the incident and called on the residents to remain calm.

“Following an information received at Nimbo Police Division in the early hours of today, 26/07/2021, alleging that yet-to-be identified hoodlums attacked some persons in a location at Opanda Village in Nimbo Community of Uzo-Uwani LGA, Police Operatives attached to the Division raced to the Scene and found 3 young men with degrees of machete cuts. They were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where they are responding to treatment.

“Meanwhile, the area is calm, whille the Commissioner of Police, CP, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, has ordered the conduct of thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and bring the perpetrators to book. He also calls on residents of the area to remain calm and assist the Police with useful information, please.”

Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area  is known for farming and this same LGA has witnessed series of Fulani herdsmen’s attack starting from the Nimbo  massacre on April 25, 2016.


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