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Fulani herdsmen return to Enugu community

06 June 2016, 20:13Sampson Eze

Enugu - Barley three months after wanton destruction of lives and property at Nimbo community in Uzo-uwani local government Area of Enugu state by suspected armed men, Fulani herdsmen have resumed grazing in the community.

A community Leader and legal practitioner, Sadiq Enechi Nwabueze disclosed this during the inaugural sitting of the Judicial commission of inquiry into the recent killing of people and destruction of property in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani at D.A.D building Enugu.

He revealed that the herdsmen have returned to Nimbo with their cattles through Kogi state and currently ravaging their crops.

“I want to bring to the notice of this commission that on our way to Enugu this morning we got a report that the Fulani herdsmen are back in our community. Those who went to farm also confirmed their return through Kogi state with their castles. For the past 20 years we have lived in fears and anywhere the cattle passes through, you cannot farm there again. There is a river through which they pass and gain access to our community.

“We are appealing on the commission to use their powers to urge the herdsmen to leave our area at least for now. We have also informed the security agencies about this development,” he informed.

Also read: Fulani herdsmen steal, kill and destroy - Ortom

Another Community Leader from Abbi also in Uzo uwani local government, Chief Albert Eze lamented that Abbi was first attacked on February 9th 2016 before Nimbo and charged the commission to visit the areas and see things for themselves.

“We have included our ordeals in the memoranda we submitted to the commission and we hope that they would come out with far reaching recommendations that would address the clashes between herdsmen and natives not only in Nimbo but other communities in Enugu state.”

Earlier the chairman of the commission, Retired Justice Chukwuma Eneh said the body would undertake a tour of the affected communities to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the blood bath and destruction in Nimbo and examine in detail the involvement of the security forces in dealing with the situation before and after the incident.

The five member Judicial Commission of inquiry was inaugurated by Enugu state Governor on May 9th 2016.

According to a News24 report, leader of the Fulani community in the South- East Ardo Saidu Baso said that four Fulani people were killed around Ukpabi-Nimbo in December last year and less than a week later, two boys from one Fulani parents based in Nasarawa State were equally killed.

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