Fulani Herdsmen Kidnap Catholic Priest in Enugu Amidst Tension

Published 3 years ago by: Giwa bayo
at 10:43 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)

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Tension is brewing in Owa community in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State where a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Aniako Celestine, priest in charge of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ukana, Udi Local Government Area was kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen Saturday evening on his way from his home town, Ezeagu, Vanguard reports.
 According to the report, the herdsmen have demanded a ransom of N10 million through his mobile number before he would be released.
 It was also gathered that the herdsmen had also killed two sisters in Abbi, Uzo Uwani Local Government Area last month leaving 17 houses burnt. State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the abduction of the priest, saying the command was on their trail.
 It would be recalled that last week, farmland and livestock worth millions of Naira were destroyed after Fulani herdsmen and villagers from Ugwuleshi Autonomous community in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu state clashed after they accused the herdsmen of grazing in their farmlands. This led to the arrest and detention of 76 members of the community, who were later granted bail by Umuahia Magistrate’s Court last Friday, following Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s intervention. The action of the herdsmen was widely condemned and the government blasted for arresting villagers who were protecting their means of sustenance.
 MASSOB reacted to the development, the Uchenna Madu-led Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned soldiers to stop molesting and intimidating Ndigbo while protecting Fulani herdsmen who use their cattle to destroy farmlands and crops.
 In a statement yesterday, the National Director of Information for the group, Mr. Samuel Edeson, alleged that the activities of the herdsmen were part of the alleged grand design to Islamise Nigeria.
 He said: “MASSOB warns Nigerian Army to stop intimidating and killing the people of Biafra in the guise of protecting the Fulani herdsmen and their cattle. “MASSOB advise South-East governors to encourage community-based vigilante groups for proper and well-coordinated security of lives, properties and farmlands.”

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BournIdentity at 10:53 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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 Grin  Grin hahahaha,,, na wa...,, aboki dey vex ooo... na wetin dey do dem sef?
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ficull at 11:02 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Bourne Identity on 10:53 AM,  4/04/2016
Grin  Grin hahahaha,,, na wa...,, aboki dey vex ooo... na wetin dey do dem sef?
not funny
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Eazyatumeyi at 11:05 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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this cows called Fulani needs some thoroughl beatings o
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Eazyatumeyi at 11:06 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: onyedika benson on 11:05 AM,  4/04/2016
ndi igbo are the weak tribe we ve in naija.
Hw cn a stranger be tormentin u in ur cmmunity.

& igbos cnt try this shit in fulani land. #drugs_dealers_dream
na you talk am o
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Eazyatumeyi at 11:07 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: onyedika benson on 11:05 AM,  4/04/2016
ndi igbo are the weak tribe we ve in naija.
Hw cn a stranger be tormentin u in ur cmmunity.

& igbos cnt try this shit in fulani land. #drugs_dealers_dream
na you talk am o
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Buncho at 11:23 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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God Will Fight For Us!? Jooo Ooo
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christianity at 11:39 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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so sad
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morgrawl231 at 11:48 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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Aboki dey mad ooo,,,,dem no dey look face???
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AmazingMarie at 11:54 AM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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why are these herdsmen and the community in regular clash?
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gogoman at 12:54 PM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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this is not real
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Passion8Soul at 01:28 PM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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Dats terrible
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Haso112 at 02:13 PM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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I no understand this MASSOB people, they always like VICTIMIZING themselves... Aren't this same FULANI HERDSMEN disturbing just as much in the WEST... Which one come be say SOLDIERS dey protect FULANI HERDSMEN over the LOCALS.. Politicizing everything always... IRANU...
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mak4lady at 03:15 PM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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Dis pple dey find trouble ooooo
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SKYL at 05:21 PM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: onyedika benson on 11:05 AM,  4/04/2016
ndi igbo are the weak tribe we ve in naija.
Hw cn a stranger be tormentin u in ur cmmunity.

& igbos cnt try this shit in fulani land. #drugs_dealers_dream
Either you didnt read the story well or you dont understand english properly. when they used soldiers to intimidate the villager.
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dickieponga at 07:26 PM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Bourne Identity on 10:53 AM,  4/04/2016
Grin  Grin hahahaha,,, na wa...,, aboki dey vex ooo... na wetin dey do dem sef?
No be d abokis dem fault, where d biafra boys dey shebi dem say dem wan fight naija make dem start with d abokis 1st make we see if dem get heart to fight...
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kison at 07:45 PM, 4/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO BLAME THIS ON BUHARI...NEXT TIME Be careful, be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...
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