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Fulani herdsmen launch fresh attack in Enugu, schools shut

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Barely few days after ‘Fulani herdsmen’ meted out menace against Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani, Enugu State, the daring terrorists have launched another attack in Umuchigbo.

Umuchigbo is another community in Enugu East Local government Area.

Incidentally, the fresh attack is happening as the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase is making on-the-spot assessment of the earlier damage in Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani.

Nimbo community had, earlier, witnessed the senseless massacre of scores of its residents two days ago.

A source told AUTHORITY reporters, “Yes, there is trouble between the Fulani herdsmen and indigenes of Umuchigbo.

“The trouble started this afternoon. The causality figure is not yet known.

“But school children have been asked to go home. It is not yet known if security men have arrived.”

It was further gathered that last week, a Fulani herdsman stabbed an Umuchigbo citizen and they retaliated.

“Today, the Fulanis mobilised to attack a school. Umuchigbo mobilised and managed to chase them away; all is now calm. 

“However, there are genuine concerns that they will return anytime soon,” the source added.

In the meantime, police is yet to react to the development.

Meanwhile, The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu Gambari has declared that the attackers usually referred to as ‘Fulani herdsmen’ are actually not Fulanis but Boko Haram dissidents.

The Emir wants decisive action to be taken over the incessant herdsmen attacks.

Following torrent of outcries and accusations on President Muhammadu Buhari, he has unleashed Major-General Abayomi Olonishakin and IGP Solomon Arase on the rebels.

Major-General Abayomi Olonishakin and Solomon Arase are the Chief of Defence Staff and Inspector General of Police respectively.

Although no official figure has been given reports provided by indigenes of Nimbo Community show that tens of people lost their lives in the mayhem.

Some critics have even indicted President Buhari for his silence over the atrocities committed by his countrymen who has even awarded him the title of Grand Patron of  the Fulani group.

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