Date: April 16, 2021, 09:55:54 AM
Massacre in Ebonyi: Priest, 17 others killed by Fulani herdsmen: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
Reacting to the killings yesterday, visibly angry Governor Dave Umahi, who visited the affected communities, said local herdsmen in the areas who the state government had an understanding with, committed the havoc.He said those who migrated to the area were convinced to leave, adding that the killings took place after they had left.
On the killing in Adani, Enugu State commissioner who visited the scene of violence with heads of sister security agencies in the state on Monday for an on-the -spot-assement of damages, assured that his men would collaborate with other security agencies in the state to forestall further occurrence.Spokesman of the command, Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement that the police commissioner equally called on the members of the community to eschew violence and be their brothers’ keepers.The statement read: “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, in the early hours of March 29, 2021, led a team of heads of sister security agencies in the state and the executive chairman of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area to Adani community, for on-the-spot assessment of the acts of violence allegedly perpetrated in the wee hours of March 28, 2021, by yet to be identified hoodlums, which led to the death of six persons and gunshot injuries on two others, as well as the burning down of some shops and destruction of properties.
Reacting to the killings in Enugu and Ebonyi states yesterday, the Chidi Ibeh-led faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo describing the development as provocative and urged members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, and all the vigilante groups in Igbo land to chase away all killer herdsmen from the SouthEast.
“Whether it is ESN or forest guards or local hunters or community vigilante groups, we are ordering them to curb the menace, using Igbo formula of defense.“This is a clarion call for Ndigbo, to realize that herdsmen are coming in their thousands to destabilize the South-East and the South-South. These are killers sponsored by external detractors of Igbos to ensure that there are disruption of farming activities and cause food insufficiency in the southeast so that Igbo will always depend on the north for food supplies.“We cannot afford to allow northern bandits succeed in the southeast. Southeast governors should give Ndigbo a regional security outfit to meet the insecurity challenges in the southeast”, the group said.