Nigerian Police has said that Fulani herdsmen killed at least 5 people in the early hours of Monday 26th April 2016 in Uzo-Uwani LGA, Enugu State.
Enugu commisioner of Police Nwodibo Ekechukwu said:
“The police are aware of the attack in Uzo-Uwani and the state
commissioner of police is already there to ensure that the situation is
brought under control.
“The police are also collaborating with
sister security agencies like the army, civil defence and the Department
of State Services to handle the situation.”
On Sunday 24th, intelligence reports surfaced informing inhabitants of the the community that herdsmen were importing and assembling terrorists from neighboring Nassarawa State in preparation of an ambush. The leadership of the community notified authorities who didn’t carry out any action bar for pleading with the Fulani herdsmen to take back their army of fighters. The herdsmen allegedly agreed to the entreaties and promised not to strike the community.
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However, around 2:AM on Monday, the terrorists attacked the border community, leaving scores dead while burning Christ Holy Catholic Church, Odozi-Obodo, at Onu-Eke, Nimbo to the ground among other buildings. The herdsman then fled into the bush.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was blasted by Nigerians for the immediate condemning of the Brussels, Belgium attack on March 22nd while feigning ignorance on the Agatu, Benue State massacre in Nigeria where over 300 people were killed by Fulani herdsmen in a similar attack in the same month, has not issued any statement whatsoever 24 hours after the Enugu incident. It is worthy to note that Buhari is a Fulani from Kastina State and rears hundreds of cows in his hometown of Daura before becoming president.