Ooops: Tension Stairs As Fulani Herdsmen Murder Security Man In Enugu

Published 4 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
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Tension is high in Egede community, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, following the alleged killing of a 42-year-old man by Fulani herdsmen.

DAILY POST learnt that the victim, Chinwuba Ekwueme, father of three and a member of the Egede neighbourhood watch was murdered by AK-47 wielding Fulani herdsmen.

The herdsmen were reportedly grazing their cattle in the community when the incident happened.

The situation has heightened tension in the area as community leaders make efforts to forestall reprisal attacks.

Chairman of the Egede neighbourhood watch, Mr. Donatus Otie, who confirmed the killing, said the deceased was murdered by the herdsmen after other vigilante members took to their heels.

According to him, the herdsmen came shooting, scaring away members of the vigilante most of whom took to their heels.

The deceased was not, however, lucky as he was surrounded by the cattle men that eventually gave him severe machete cuts that led to his death.

Reacting, the traditional ruler of Egede, Igwe Polycarp Oyigbo lamented the reoccurrence of the nomads` attack on his subjects and wondered why government had not been able to offer measures towards saving them from the strangers` brutality.

Igwe Oyigbo noted that the community leadership had been prevailing on the youths to avoid reprisal attack, and expressed hope that the police would keep to their promise of bringing the culprits to book.

He said, “I do not know whether it would have been better to allow them to take laws into their hands; so, government should take appropriate actions to end the menace”, he said.

President General of the Egede Town Union, Ichie Clement Amuji lamented the pain and sorrow the herdsmen had inflicted on his people.

“The attack by these herdesmen has become a menace to our people. We have been complaining to the government; we have written several letters to Udi LGA, and the DPO 9th-Mile.

“This has been happening; they have been destroying our crops, molesting our women. They killed a young man from Umuanum about three years ago. It is very sad because it has repeated itself,” he lamented.

He urged the government to come to the aide of the community and to provide arms with which the vigilante members could contain the herdsmen.


gogoman at 8-11-2015 08:53PM (4 years ago)
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fulani must face the music big time
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ndukwe25 at 8-11-2015 09:13PM (4 years ago)
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 Shocked in our land again? No the idiot must be kill
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zezprincess at 8-11-2015 09:26PM (4 years ago)
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This nonsense must stop,can't this fulani people go and feed or graze on their own land?why must it been from ndi igbo land,its time to form formidable force&fight them,That's why we want biafra.##buhari #free Nnamdi Kanu.
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dickieponga at 8-11-2015 09:38PM (4 years ago)
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We can't let dis ppl go for free, we need to deal wit dis armed fulanis and why r dey allowed to carry arms...
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Nosike91 at 8-11-2015 09:40PM (4 years ago)
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My own state!
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Ayodun1 at 8-11-2015 09:44PM (4 years ago)
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Not again.... And its Fulani herdsmen this time. U guys should let this country rest na.

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chealseafc at 8-11-2015 09:54PM (4 years ago)
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trouble, trouble everywhere they go.
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princeifeyco at 8-11-2015 10:07PM (4 years ago)
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Change is here, that's what most nigerians want, but sooner or later, they are going to see something that is bigger than them.
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kp45 at 8-11-2015 10:26PM (4 years ago)
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make una arrest them and their cows ooo no time
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sugarwealth at 8-11-2015 11:49PM (4 years ago)
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These fulani people are very dangerous human beings. This one they are saying forget about reprisal attack, dat is rubbish oo. The youths are entitled to attack them and kill them.
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sugarwealth at 8-11-2015 11:53PM (4 years ago)
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Their cows should be seized and used for milk and meat. Simple. This idiots cannot just come and behave and kill indigenes of a place just like dat and walk away freely
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Novic at 9-11-2015 04:19AM (4 years ago)
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this fulani people are just animal. they are surpose to they live inside people
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Ayodun1 at 9-11-2015 04:24AM (4 years ago)
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When a sheep stays so close to dogs... Such will surely eat shit...You shouldn't be amaze if someone staying with Cows 24/7 also behaves  like cow.

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Ayodun1 at 9-11-2015 04:26AM (4 years ago)
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@sugarwealth... Killing them will not bring peace. It will only cause more trouble and make even more murderer.

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Novic at 9-11-2015 04:28AM (4 years ago)
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na so so problem fulani they cuz for this country. if then no kidnap then go hack people to death. buhari should somethn them. i they they are ur people.
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Ayodun1 at 9-11-2015 04:29AM (4 years ago)
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I think its time the government steps into this matter and ban them from area where they are unwanted" And punish those who fail to abide by the law.

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Novic at 9-11-2015 04:31AM (4 years ago)
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they really hav stone heart.na so there ugly eyes go they look lik the one of lion.
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Novic at 9-11-2015 04:32AM (4 years ago)
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i dnt see any diffrnt frm them and boko haram. they then even heartless than boko.
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Novic at 9-11-2015 04:34AM (4 years ago)
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perhaps this country should just depart thats my concern.
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