Trouble As Fulani Herdsmen Invade Towns In Enugu With AK 47

Published 5 years ago by: Giwa bayo
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at 10-06-2014 10:02AM (5 years ago)

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The people of Enugu in over forty communities in Ezeagu LGA of the state are currently panicking, following the invasion of their towns by Fulani herdsmen allegedly armed with sophisticated AK 47 rifles.

The herdsmen, who invaded the area with their cattles two weeks ago, had allegedly destroyed crops in farms and were reported to have rapéd some women in the village who were working in their farmland...

Economic activities paralysed
According to reports, agricultural and economic activities in those communities have been brought to a halt on account of the violent activities of the herdsmen, while the local vigilante group in the area had become helpless due to the superior arms carried by the invading herdsmen.

It was learnt that a retired police man in the area had confronted two of them who strayed into his compound and the confrontation that ensued led to the death of a herdsman.

Justice Ozobu speaks
Speaking on the development, former Ohanaeze President General, Justice Eze Ozobu, who is now the Traditional ruler of Imeziowa Community of Ezeagu local government area, said the situation had got out of control, adding that his people were on the fringe of death and anarchy.

He said: “I do not know what government has done or any action taken by security operatives to checkmate the insurgency by the Fulani herdsmen. These people who we thought carry only sticks and machetes now carry AK47 rifles openly and we wonder where they got those guns from.

People no longer go to farm anymore and every one now lives in fear of these people. They come in and settle down as if it is their home, nobody is doing anything to stop them.

Shooting
In my own place, my brother who retired as a police officer, came out in the night and asked them what they were doing with guns they were carrying. At some point, he had to bring out his gun and shot two of them.

He, however, expressed fears that with the incident, the town was apprehensive of a reprisal attack by the herdsmen.

Ozobu further lamented that should the state government fail to take action over what was happening, the tension might develop into breakdown of law and order.

Also speaking shortly after a meeting of the Ezeagu general assembly in Enugu, the President General, Dr. Obiora Ozobu, said they had a resolution to make an official complaint to Enugu State Government, after speaking with the local government chairman and the state House of Assembly.

He said: “This is a very serious issue in Ezeagu and we shall make official entry with the police and also speak with the council chairman and elected political office holders and we shall also find out the position of the state House of Assembly in order to figure out how we are to go about it.

“At a neighbouring town, a farmer was shot dead by these Fulani people and we have had three reported cases of rape of village women that went to their farm.

AK 47 rifles
The most frightening aspect of this problem is how and where they got those AK 47 rifles that they brandish openly. That means there is more to the cattle rearing that meets the ordinary eye.

It is not that we cannot defend ourselves or that we do not have what it takes to defend ourselves, but we are only trying to do this within the ambit of the law so that our actions do not worsen the already bad situation.

In Ezeagu, we do not sleep at night because they can come at anytime and begin to slaughter people.


gmarley at 10-06-2014 10:16AM (5 years ago)
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things they happen for this our country ooo
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okuboye at 10-06-2014 10:28AM (5 years ago)
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I'm not suprise
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dynasty4all at 10-06-2014 10:45AM (5 years ago)
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I DONT KNOW WHAT WE HAVE DONE 2 THIS PEOPLE.
WE DONT SUPPOSE 2 BE ONE COUNTRY WITH THIS PEOLPE FOR THEIR WAYS OF LIFE IS FAR DIFFERENT FROM OURS.
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odprince at 10-06-2014 10:55AM (5 years ago)
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NOW BOKO HARAM IS IN EZEAGU?SHAME ON THE PEOPLE OF EZEAGU FOR NOT KILLING ALL OF THEM.....VERY SOON,ALL THE EZEAGU PEOPLE WILL BE NO MORE AND FULANI WILL CLAIM THE PLACE.....WHY NOT KILL ALL OF THEM AT ONCE AND WHICH GOVERNMENT ARE YOU PEOPLE WAITING FOR??USELESS PEOPLE...SEAT AND WAIT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OK.PEOPLE COME FROM THE NORTH AND KILLED YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN,THEN YOU DID NOTHING....SHAME ON YOU PEOPLE
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humphreyedet at 10-06-2014 11:08AM (5 years ago)
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I thought I was hearing biafra..una nor get levels...mak dem try dat rubbish for Edo we go wipe dem to d pikin wey dey dere belle..fulani bring war come ur door mat u are waiting on government dat could not solve boko haram dat started d same way..anu fia
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baggyRulesss at 10-06-2014 11:13AM (5 years ago)
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No be una elders collect bribe from the fulani herdsmen b4 dem settle for una land? Yibo and money sha....I tire oo
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Orojoe at 10-06-2014 11:43AM (5 years ago)
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Govt no go do anytin, wen una die finish, una go know..t
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johnaguinam at 10-06-2014 12:02PM (5 years ago)
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they no go past...no b biafra land
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arsenal123 at 10-06-2014 12:15PM (5 years ago)
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Kill off the Herdsmen and their cows and your there talking about law which nonsense law is that that will not save the villagers should this herdsmen attack first!
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ogebig at 10-06-2014 12:23PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: humphreyedet on 10-06-2014 11:08AM
I thought I was hearing biafra..una nor get levels...mak dem try dat rubbish for Edo we go wipe dem to d pikin wey dey dere belle..fulani bring war come ur door mat u are waiting on government dat could not solve boko haram dat started d same way..anu fia
anybody that takes law into his hand, is an awusa or foolnani man,we have conscience, b4 we take action we have to follow the law,meanwhile nothing differents between EDOS and foonanis, u all re the same, but wait and see our next action, professional highway rubers and international prostitutes.
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coinage at 10-06-2014 01:02PM (5 years ago)
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Oooh were are the acient wariors of ezeagu kingdom chiyee I dey mis d likes of okonkwo the cat!! Ma dear ibos ppl make una no carry last oooo mak una sef mobilise go for kano state pretend as traders go deal wit dem back! Haba! Abeg una dey fall ma hand ooo!lol
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Wysetots at 10-06-2014 01:15PM (5 years ago)
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You see what Nigerian Politicians have turned this country into??
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okejaz at 10-06-2014 01:19PM (5 years ago)
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South Easthern Governors and Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, the earlier you wake up from your sleep and do something to defend your land and safeguard the lives and properties of your people, the better for you. Dont you were or how to get AK 47 and share among the youth to defend their land, or you're waiting for Jonathan to come and defend you and your land? Who bought those AK47 for those so called fulani heardsman, are they not politicians and people in authority. Government will only and always condemn the action, but will never bring anybody to book. So sit down and fold your hand President Goodluck Jonathan is coming to drive the fulani people for you......
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okejaz at 10-06-2014 01:23PM (5 years ago)
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South Easthern Governors and Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, the earlier you wake up from your sleep and do something to defend your land and safeguard the lives and properties of your people, the better for you. Dont you know were or how to get AK 47 and share among the youth to defend their land, or you're waiting for Jonathan to come and defend you and your land? Who bought those AK47 for those so called fulani heardsman, are they not politicians and people in authority. Government will only and always condemn the action, but will never bring anybody to book. So sit down and fold your hand President Goodluck Jonathan is coming to drive the fulani people for you......
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chicco77 at 10-06-2014 01:44PM (5 years ago)
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hmmmm
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Fredoscar at 10-06-2014 01:45PM (5 years ago)
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Do we still have laws to respect in Nigeria ? Abeg make una wipe them out of the HOLY land of Biafra . I think  the Hour has come What happens in 1966 is about to repeat it self .
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zednaijaman at 10-06-2014 02:08PM (5 years ago)
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I hope this incident will deter some persons from typing that popular inhumane " make una de kill una self" cliche on this forum? Nigerians, wake up!
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zednaijaman at 10-06-2014 02:15PM (5 years ago)
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I hope this incident will deter some persons from typing that popular inhumane " make una de kill una self" cliche on this forum? Nigerians, wake up!
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zednaijaman at 10-06-2014 02:16PM (5 years ago)
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I hope this incident will deter some persons from typing that popular inhumane " make una de kill una self" cliche on this forum? Nigerians, wake up!
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