At least 13 people were allegedly killed by herders in Agu-Amede, Mgbuji and Eboh communities in Agu-Amede, Mgbuji and Eboh communities in Isi Uzo Local Government Area, Enugu State.
Punch the subway The attack is understood to have started with armed herders who invaded the village of Ohuualu Mgbede in Agu Amid on Saturday and Monday, killing eight people.
Samuel Ezeh, a community leader who confirmed the incident to our reporter, said that armed herders had declared war on the Eha-Amuf community, adding that between Saturday and Tuesday , at least 13 people were reported killed.
Ezer said, “Yesterday’s attack took place in a village called Ovalum Gebed, and seven people were confirmed dead. It was for those whose bodies we recovered. This morning, Fulani herders came again to a village called Iiasa, but no deaths have been reported so far.”
Onyekachi Odo, a resident of Eha-Amufu, said the herdsmen launched the attack in the early hours of the morning, adding that people who left their homes to go to their farms in the morning were mostly affected.
Odo said, “At the beginning of the year, they looted 14 villages, looted property and burned houses. Now, they have come to the town of Erha-Amufu. The village has been sacked.”
Chijioke Ogbodo, spokesman for the Mgbuji community, described the attack on the community as an act of war, adding that it was as of 12 noon despite warnings to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the state’s security personnel.
Ogbodo said, “Neither the police nor the military have arrested any terrorists since (the herdsmen) started attacking our community. We received information about the attack this morning and notified all security agencies.
“I called Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; I called the State Security Director, I called the State Police Chief.
“We have notified all security agencies, but as of 12 noon, we have not seen any soldiers or police. Our neighborhoods are being razed and after the attack, the government will deploy soldiers, mainly northerners, to protect the jihadi molecular.”
“If the Nigerian police and other security agencies and especially the military are not able to protect the people of the southeast, then why are they going after the eastern security network that helped the community to farm this season. Now we cannot harvest our crops because many ESN members have been killed .”
“I have to check,” state police public relations officer Daniel Ndukwe said in a text message to the newspaper.