Enugu – State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has expressed delight that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security chief to fish out the culprits following attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Enugu State.
According to Punch, Ugwuanyi met with the president on Wednesday night behind closed doors.
"I am happy that the President has directed the Chief of Defence Staff and the IGP to fish out the culprits and then safeguard the people.
"That is the demand of the state and that is what I am expected to do as a governor, to safeguard lives and property," Ugwuanyi was quoted as saying.
Over 20 people were killed on Monday in the Ukpabi Nimbo community.
Reports indicated that over 100 armed cattle rearers stormed the community, killing indiscriminately and razing buildings in the process.
Prior to the attack, the herdsmen had been recruiting gunmen from Nasarawa in preparation for the deadly ambush.
Many of the villagers escaped to the nearby Uzo-Uwani area, where many of the natives in the community are fearing for their safety in light of more attacks.
The villagers said they were abandoned even after they alerted security agencies to the plan to attack them.
- News24 Nigeria