Enugu herdsmen attack: Residents reject peace moves as Reps members express outrage
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August 27, 2016 ( Post 1 )
Residents of Attakwu, in Enugu West Senatorial Zone, Friday, expressed outrage over the attack on them by Fulani herdsmen.
DAILY POST reports that it was a day of rage on Friday as they attempted to lynch their traditional ruler of the community, His Royal Highness, Igwe Greg Ugwu.
The youths, who consistently booed the monarch, blamed him for the invasion of the community by Fulani herdsmen.
It was the same case for the chairman of Ndiagu Attakwu union, Mr. Ndubuisi Ogbodo, as the youths nearly descended on him after he failed to make strong worded statement over the attack.
Ogbodo had while speaking, showered encomiums on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as well as security agencies.
The situation did not go down well with the residents.
It took the intervention of member representing Nkanu East/Nkanu West constituency, Hon. Chukwuemeka Ujam to save the situation.
This is as the residents insisted that this was not a time for “message of peace”, but a time to issue the herdsmen quit notice.
The residents, while accusing the monarch of having unholy alliance with the herdsmen maintained that they were no longer ready to accept them back into the community.
Earlier while addressing the angry residents, Ujam appealed to the federal government and the security agencies to protect members of his constituency from further attacks by Fulani herdsmen.
Ujam who made the appeal when he visited the community to pay his condolences and sympatize with the people over the invasion of the community by herdsmen on Thursday, stated that the killing of the Catholic seminarian and inflicting life threatening injuries on four others was painful and unprovoked.
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