Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NAIJA: Fulani Herdsmen Attack Enugu Community

The quick intervention of security agencies has brought under control the conflict that erupted between the Ishi Ozalla community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State and some Fulani herdsmen.
An itinerant herdsman and two cows died during the clash, which occured on Monday.

It was learnt that some youths in Ishi Ozalla clashed with some Fulani herdsmen within the community for allegedly destroying crops belonging to some natives as well as Molesting some women in the area.

Following the disagreement between the parties, a fierce fight ensued during which the herdsman and two cows were killed while some natives sustained severe injuries. The development heightened tension in the community before a combined team of soldiers and policemen were drafted to the place.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said that the quick deployment of security operatives to the area prevented the escalation of the dispute. He said the parties were summoned by the Commissioner of Police where a truce was brokered.

According to him, the operatives have been stationed in the community to maintain peace and order to enable residents go about their normal businesses without molestation.

The General Overseer of Amazing Love Assembly, Bishop Amaechi Nwachukwu, appealed to the Inspector General of Police, the Director of Security Services (SSS) and security agencies in the state to use their good offices to restore peace to the community.

The Nation

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