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Enugu Police Release Official statement on Fulani Attacks.

Exclusive from MNI, the latest update on the alleged killings by Fulani Herdsmen in Enugu. The Enugu state police command has provided a report on the supposed Fulani herdsmen attack which occurred in Ukpabi Nimbo community in the state but significantly referred to the perpetrators as hoodlums rather than herdsmen. {also see: Scores feared dead as fulani herdsmen attack enugu}

The attack occurred on Monday, April 26 in Uzo-Uwani counil and it was reported that 500 people died in the attack while over 2000 persons were displaced as they fled to neighboring communities of Nkpologu and Uvuru, even as Nkpologu natives fled to Nsukka in fear of attack.

Houses were reportedly burnt while goods worth millions of naira were lost while it was reported that Fulani herdsmen imported about 500 others from Nasarawa state to help launch the attack on the community.

However, in a statement signed by Ebere Amaraizu who is the spokesperson of the Enugu state police, it was reported that only 6 persons died while 11 persons were injured as against the earlier figures of causalities and that the attack was carried out by hoodlums.

The police also confirmed that vehicles were burnt and damaged in the attack but assured that the perpetrators will be brought to book

Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed reports that some Fulani herdsmen invaded Umuchigbo community in Enugu, just a few days after an initial attack.

In summary, The Enugu Police has said the following regarding the attack:

– The Enugu police has referred to the perpetrators of the attack in Enugu as hoodlums

– The police sympathised with families of the victims and promised to bring the perpetrators to book

– It also clarified the number of victims affected by the onslaught

2016-04-28T01:54:57+01:00 April 28th, 2016|News, Politics|0 Comments

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