Armed Fulani Herdsmen Declare Struggle On Enugu Communities, Kill Many Residents, Sack Extra Villages Armed herdsmen have declared battle in Eha-Amu…
Armed Fulani Herdsmen Declare Struggle On Enugu Communities, Kill Many Residents, Sack Extra Villages
Armed herdsmen have declared battle in Eha-Amufu Communities in Isi-Uzo native authorities space of Enugu State, as they killed many and sacked extra villages on Tuesday morning.
SaharaReporters had reported that the armed herdsmen had invaded Agu-Amede group on Saturday and Monday, killing no fewer than 10 individuals together with girls and kids.
It had been reported that the invading herders additionally wounded many and sacked villages, and burnt homes.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that armed herdsmen had sacked over 14 native villages in Agu-Amede and Mgbuji communities for the reason that second quarter of 2021.
It was additionally reported that so many individuals had been killed with properties value hundreds of thousands of naira destroyed.
Additionally, many individuals together with kids had been kidnapped by similar armed herdsmen who use Benue State as launching pad for ransom.
SaharaReporters reliably gathered that armed herdsmen who had been numbering over hundred launched the latest assault on Saturday and Sunday from Ohualu Mgbede Village in Agu-Amede group and killed eight individuals together with two kids.
A group chief, Ogbu Francis who confirmed the incident informed SaharaReporters that the armed herdsmen returned on Tuesday, morning, “this time they opened a number of fronts, capturing, destroying properties and sacking villages.”
In line with Ogbu, “Yesterday’s assault was carried out in a village known as Ohualu Mgbede in Agu-Amede group they usually killed seven individuals now we have recovered their corpses.
“This Tuesday morning, the Fulani herdsmen got here once more in a village known as Iyi Asa in Agu-Amede capturing, burning homes and properties. As we converse they’re nonetheless attacking villages. We do know the way many individuals which were killed. They’re in three villages now capturing. The army can also be participating them now. Agu-Amede group is below siege.”
Additionally, the herdsmen who’re reportedly carrying machine weapons and heavy weapons are at present attacking Mgbuji and Eboh Communities in Eha-Amufu.
Cyprian Ezedeoga, who confirmed the assault, stated the Fulani herdsmen had entered the Mgbuji and Eboh cities.
“They’ve killed many individuals additionally as we converse. There isn’t a safety both army or police. Our individuals are in there mercy. I’ve acquired info that 10 individuals have been killed in Eboh and 5 in Mgbuji.
“Residents are fleeing communities as we converse. My very own home has been destroyed this morning. We’d like assist. Army airplane which might be bombing ESN camps in different Communities ought to be deployed in our group. Armed herdsmen are at present overrunning villages. Nigerian Military ought to deploy troops right here,” he lamented.
A movies of the assault, seen by SaharaReporters on Monday night, reveals that most of the deceased had their throats slited, with a number of machete cuts of their heads.
One other group chief, Augustine Odoh, additionally confirmed the assault, including that the fulani herdsmen had declared battle on Eha-Amufu.
Odo stated that the herdsmen had been at present attacking three communities in Eha-Amufu and residents are fleeing to Ebonyi State.
In line with him, they’re calling Eha-Amufu professional individuals residing exterior to return dwelling to defend their communities.
“Our individuals had been having assembly this morning on how you can carry these they killed on Saturday and Monday to Authorities Home in Enugu State capital earlier than they launched one other assault this morning.
“As we converse, all people is operating helter-skelter. Some are relocating their households to Ebonyi communities which might be near Eha-Amufu.”
Lamenting the incessant assault by Fulani herdsmen, Odo stated “Our individuals can’t confront them with naked fingers. They arrive of their numbers with AK-47 rifles with different harmful weapons, capturing and destroying for hours unchallenged.
“The federal government will solely deploy troopers in communities in different South East to hounds and kill members of pro-Biafra teams particularly the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) however similar troopers can’t be deployed to our communities to cease herdsmen and Islamic terrorists assaults. That’s the hypocrisy on this authorities.”
SaharaReporters’ efforts to get response of the Enugu State Police Command weren’t profitable because the spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, didn’t take his calls.