Happening now: Schools shut as Fulani herdsmen launch fresh attack in Enugu community

fulani-herdsmanThere is confusion in Enugu State following reports that Fulani herdsmen have launched a fresh attack in Umuchigbo, another community in the State, Daily Post reports.

Umuchigbo is in Enugu East Council Area of the State.

The reported attack is happening while the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase is at Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani council area where a similar attack occurred two days ago and left scores dead.

A source said, “Yes, there is trouble between the Fulani herdsmen and indigenes of Umuchigbo.

“The trouble started this afternoon. The causality figure is not yet known.

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“But school children have been asked to go home. It is not yet known if security men have arrived.”

It was further gathered that last week, a Fulani herdsman stabbed an Umuchigbo citizen and they retaliated.

 

He said the sponsored attacks could be a plot to create hatred among ethnic groups and destabilise the nation by disgruntled persons.

He said: “We are of the view that the attacks are being carried out by terrorists who are disguising themselves as Fulani herdsmen.

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“The traditional Fulani herdsmen have been grazing their cattle for decades in different parts of the country without such attacks until recently when the attacks became persistent.

He, however, faulted what he called suspicious and criminal silence of the Federal Government on the matter.


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