Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Shocking: 2 Dead, 19 Missing After Fulani Herdsmen Unleashed Mayhem In Abbi Community, Enugu State



The herdsmen numbering over 30 killed two people and left several others wounded
They also razed down about seven houses and several motorcycles There was confusion in Abbi community, Uzo-Uwani local government area, Enugu state after fulani herdsmen unleashed mayhem on the people on Thursday, November 2.

Naij.com gathered that the Fulani herdsmen numbering over 30 emerged from the bush, and began to attack the people in the community, killing their victims and wounded others with machetes before fleeing into the bush unharmed.
Apart from razing down about seven houses and several motorcycles, the herdsmen also killed a brother and sister. About 19 people were also declared missing in the community.

The two people killed were identified as Fidelis Okeja, 45, and his sister Mercy, 50. Fidelis and Mercy were sitting outside their compound around 6.30pm discussing when suddenly, about 30 masked Fulani herdsmen emerged from nowhere and attacked them instantly.

According to Vanguard, sporadic shooting by the suspected Fulani herdsmen sent shivers into the inhabitants of other parts of the community who scampered for safety amid confusion.

A reliable source in the community said that the people were taken unawares by the Fulani herdsmen, adding that the police and members of the local vigilante group were yet to respond to cries of the people before the invaders escaped into the bush.

A senior officer at the police area command, Nsukka, speaking under the condition of anonymity confirmed the story, describing the attack as pathetic and sorrowful as two biological relations were killed and several others wounded.

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