Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has confirmed that over 15 individuals have been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The incident reportedly occurred on Monday and in response to him, these herdsmen dedicated the atrocity with AK-47s.
He made this recognized throughout a latest submission at Obegu, within the Ishielu Native Authorities Space of the state.
In his submission, he stated;
“I acquired a chunk of very surprising information this afternoon concerning the assault on about 4 communities of Nkalaha, Obegu, Amaezu and Umuhuali in Ishielu Native Authorities Space of the state by herdsmen that got here yesterday (Monday) and killed 15 of members of those communities.
I remembered that a few 12 months in the past, we had an incident of killing of two herdsmen inside this similar location and instantly the safety businesses, the native authorities Chairman and the neighborhood leaders all got here collectively to sentence the assault and the killing and we instantly requested the safety businesses to fish out the folks that did that and so they did fish them out and as we speak, they’re standing trial in Ebonyi State and the neighborhood and safety businesses appeased the herdsmen and made peace with them.
And so, it is rather surprising that in a single day, all of the herdsmen in Ishielu native authorities vacated Ishielu native authorities which signifies that the native herdsmen in Ishielu are a part of the conspiracy within the killing of our folks. They vacated regardless of all efforts by the federal government, the governors of South-East and safety businesses have been making to present them full safety not solely within the state however in the complete South East.
We really feel so unhappy that this type of factor ought to occur to Ebonyi State, we really feel so apprehensive for our nation Nigeria and we’re wanting phrases.
Adequate, we’ve some traces of the sponsors, we’ve the traces of those that got here right here. I cannot disclose it however I’m going to escalate the identities of the folks to the best authorities and we wait to see what they may do however we condemn this assault, it’s not solely occurring in Ebonyi State. Whether it is allowed to go this manner, it’s able to producing very severe civil struggle among the many nation of Nigeria.
I need to demand from the Safety Chiefs to fish out these folks as a result of they’re well-known, they need to fish them out, allow them to face the wrath of the regulation. It has occurred in so many locations and so they weren’t fished out and that’s why this type of factor is occurring.”