Tension in Enugu Community…As Fulani herdsmen kill farmer

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Tension is mounting in Ogui-Agu Eke community in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State where Fulani herdsmen allegedly shot a villager dead in his farm.  The deceased, Matthew Aniugo (44), was said to have confronted about four herdsmen for persistently  destroying his crops with their cows.  Angered by the farmers audacity, the herdsmen reportedly abused the man and left the farm.
It was gathered that three of them returned to the farm few hours later, with a pump-action gun with which they shot the farmer to death.

A relation of the deceased, Mr Aliozo Sergius, who briefed newsmen at the Enugu Press Centre yesterday, said the deceased and his wife had settled down to eat in the farm, when the Fulani men returned and shot him.

He recalled that one Moderick Nzekwe was killed in his farm two years ago, but noted that there was nobody to testify to what led to his death.

“Also last year, our people carried out a peaceful demonstration to the local government protesting incessant rape of their females in the farm but nothing came out of that.” The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, said some arrests have been made while investigations were ongoing.

He said beyond the investigations, the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Adamu has been having series of meetings with leaders of the Fulani herdsmen in the state in an attempt to forestall future occurrence.

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  1. landoezekiel May 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm -

    In a situation of this nature you don’t wait to ask questions and get no lies, jungle justice is the answer and then talk later. It has become a pattern for these herdsmen to rape Igbo women and kill thier men and will continue until there is a startling display of radicalism. ndiigbo are so engrossed in making money that they have left their yansh or behind wide open. Where are the coal city dudes and the wawa brethren?

  2. pp May 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm -

    Enugu people why a u letting this bastards do this,get boys n wipe out all this bastards with everything u hve,fight them to dead now