Police Faults Fulani Herdsmen Attack Report On Enugu CommunityFeatured, Latest News, News Saturday, June 11th, 2016
By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Police command has clarified that there was no attack by Fulani herdsmen at Akpakume Nze community in Udi council Area of the state on Thursday, June 9, 2016, as alleged in some quarters.
The Police affirmed that no tension in Enugu whatsoever over any issue relating to alleged attack by any group of person or Fulani herdsmen as alleged in some section of the media.
“The fact is as follows: for purposes of clarity and understanding,
a case of malicious damage of farm crops was received on 9/6/16 from Akpakume Nze from a yet to be established cattle rearer which prompted a meeting between the seven members of Fulani cattle rearers led by Alhaji shimo Mohammed, farm owners and security Agencies”
A statement issued by the Command Spokesman Ebere Amarizu, on Friday and made available to AFRICAN EXAMINER in Enugu, explained that “after the meeting, all the parties had visited the farm site to establish the extent of damage to farm crops by cattle.
“Meanwhile,discussion/ talks are on with a view to arriving at a peaceful modalities of compensation of the damaged farm crops.
“This however, did not generate any tension in the area and its environs or any attack as the community is still peaceful with people going about their lawful business.
The police reaction is coming almost 48 hours it debunked similar report that the Fulani herdsmen, have resurfaced at Nimbo community in Uzo- Uwani council area of the state, after they attacked the area in the early hours of April 20 20016, killing several people while many houses were destroyed.
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