Spokesman of Enugu State Police, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, has released a statement confirming the latest attacks on Enugu residents by Fulani Herdsmen.
In his statement, “The police are aware of the attack in Uzo-Uwani and the state commissioner of police is already there to ensure that the situation is brought under control.
“The police are also collaborating with sister security agencies like the army, civil defence and the Department of State Services to handle the situation,” he said.
The Chairman of Uzo-Uwani local government, Mr Cornell Onwubuya, who also confirmed the incident, regretted that in spite of efforts to stop the crisis through dialogue, the suspected herdsmen had continued to attack the people.
“Yes, there is serious problem in the local government as suspected herdsmen today attacked Nimbo community.
It was reported that the suspected herdsmen numbering up to 300 invaded the community with guns and machetes, shooting sporadically and killing people.
“As they were killing the people, they were also setting houses and vehicles ablaze. Many people have been killed.” According to an eyewitness.
“The residents of Nimbo and motorists have fled the community for safety,” the witness said.
A resident, Mr Dennis Ezema, urged the Federal Government to urgently intervene in the activities of the herdsmen before it escalated to a full blown war.
“It is unfortunate that people can be mercilessly killed without human feeling.
“You can see how these people were killed and sliced like bread; people should respect the sanctity of human life,” he said.