Fulani Herdsmen: Enugu NASS Caucus Visits Attacked Community, Donates N2 MillionFeatured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Monday, May 2nd, 2016
ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Deputy senate president, chief Ike Ekweremadu on sunday led Enugu state caucus of the National Assembly NASS, to Nimbo community in Uzo Uwani council area of Enugu state where suspected Fulani herdsmen recently murdered scores of people and burnt several houses in an early morning attack.
He assured the people that the federal lawmakers, would do everything within their powers to ensure that perpetrators of the carnage are brought to justice.
Ekweremadu, who announced a donation of 2 million naira to the community on behalf of the Enugu NASS members, for the rebuilding of destroyed buildings during the attack, also promised to donate an electricity transformer to them on his personal capacity.
He said: “the National Assembly caucus in our state is donating the sum of N2 million naira to you to help you start the rebuilding process.
“We are going to ensure that roads here are given clear attention; after four years, the story of Uzo-Uwani will change.
“I will also give you a transformer within the next three to four days”, he promised.
Before proceeding to the invaded community, the Enugu federal lawmakers, had visited some of the injured victims at the federal Orthopaedic hospital Enugu.
He told members of the devastated community that they were in the area to sympathise with them, as well see things for themselves.
Ekweremadu, added that the NASS, would join hands with other relevant bodies to check the herdsmen menace in Nigeria, particularly in South East Nigeria.
According to him, the proposed NASS public hearing on the fulani herdsmen scheduled for this would afford the affected communities the opportunity to tell their stories to the world.
He said the Nimbo incident would be the last attack in south east, disclosing that he has contacted the Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA for relief materials to the Enugu devastated community.
Spokesman for the community, and former chairman of Uzo Uwani council area, Hon. Okweli Kings, had told the lawmakers, that the last monday’s attack has thrown the people of the poor and neglected community into pains and anguish.
The Enugu NASS members, had during the visit paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Nimbo, Igwe John Ako.
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