Two killed, five injured as suspected herdsmen attack Enugu community

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Reports reaching YANS says at least two people killed following a fresh attack on Mgbuji and Agu-Amede communities in Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu State by suspected herdsmen militia on Thursday.

It was gathered that no less than five persons also sustained various degrees of injuries from the attack.

It would be recalled that herdsmen had carried out similar attack on Mgbuji in the recent past with over 16 people reportedly killed, properties worth millions of naira destroyed and over 3,000 residents displayed between December 2021 and June 2022.

Resident of the community who gave his name as Chijioke Ogbodo told newsmen on Friday, that the community were now living under the mercy of foreign Fulani militias.

“They killed two of our people yesterday (Thursday) between Mgbuji and Agu-Amede. The killings happened at Onu-Mgbede Mgbuji. Two that survived were in the hospital now as we speak. This is still happening after all the promises from the police, Army and DSS (Department of State Services) that they are going to provide adequate security. As I speak to you, there is no single security man in Eha-Amufu,” SaharaReporters quoted him as saying.

“Now, they have expanded their attacks to Agu-Amede community. They are now attacking Mgbuji and Agu-Amede communities simultaneously. We have over 6,000 internally displaced people in Mgbuji community alone and nobody is interested in their welfare,” Ogbodo lamented.

Efforts by journalists to reach get police comment on the incident proved abortive as the spokesperson for the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, did not respond to calls made to his mobile phone for a long time.

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