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Police Confirms Attack By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen On Enugu Community


By Ignatius Okpara

ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the early morning attack on Ndiagu Attakwu community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, by the suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Our Correspondent gathered that the ugly incident, left several people dead, including a Catholic seminarian, while scores sustained various degree of injuries.

In contrary, the police claimed only one person was killed.

AFRICAN EXAMINER recalled that the Attakwu incident occurred barely four months when suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Nimbo community in Uzo- Uwani council Area of the state, killing dozens of innocent citizens and destroyed properties valued at millions of naira, including churches.

The Nimbo massacre took place in the early hours of April 25, 2016.

Enugu Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu, who was in the area for on spot- assessment, urged members of the community to be calm, just as he sympathized with family of the victims.

He said “I want to sympathize with the entire community over the alleged incident of attack by suspected herdsmen in the early hours of today 25/8/16, which left one person dead and four others critically injured.

Ojukwu also enjoined the people not to panic “as the State Police Command in partnership with the relevant stakeholders and the state Government have stepped into the incident.

“Security made up of personnel of Anti Riot Police men, counter-Terrorism unit as well as operatives of the Homicide section of the State Criminal and Investigation Department Enugu have been deployed to the area to ward off any breakdown of law and order” he stated.

The Commissioner equally visited the injured persons at both Mother of Christ and Parklane Hospitals Enugu.

The Commissioner promised full scale investigations into the incident have commenced.

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