Here’s an official Press Release from the government of Enugu State on the recent terror by Fulani herdsmen on it’s people. Read below.
CRISES @ NIMBO, UZO-UWANI LGA, ENUGU STATE
It is really horrible what has happened to our people in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani LGA of Enugu State. So many dead and families destroyed. Enugu State government under the able leadership of the Governor, H.E Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi responded immediately by drafting army men and Police men in Nimbo. There is a curfew and all the victims are being taken to hospital in Nsukka for further medical treatments. The Enugu State government will assume costs associated with the treatments.
An investigation is ongoing and the state is asking for any leads that can help them identify the culprits. The Governor of Enugu State is using the same drive and vigour to fish out with force the murderous herdsmen. Security is currently beefed up in and around Nimbo and any other potential flash points within the state, with further deployment of military men and assets in Enugu State to see that they stand guard and ready to protect the citizenry. More check points are being set up as well as rapid response squad around potential flash points.
The Governor is working in concert with his South Eastern counterparts as well as members of the security services and National Assembly, to find lasting solutions to this scourge of murderous herdsmen.
On the wounded and displaced :
There are placements for people who have lost their homes. All the wounded are in hospitals in Nsukka and the state is paying all the hospital bills. Provisions for food and water are being made for the community.
More to follow…
Barrister (Mrs.) OLAN Ngozi Ike-Ezekwu
Special Adviser to the Governor
(Diaspora Matters & Special Projects)