An attack launched by suspected herdsmen in Mgbuji-Ehamufu in Isi-Uzo local government of Enugu state during the weekend, has left 9 people dead.
Vanguard reported that trouble reportedly started when the herders were stopped from cutting down an economic tree to feed their cattle. It was gathered that this led to heated argument between the community members and the herders.
After the community members succeeded in pursuing the Fulani herders and their cattle from further destruction of the economic tree, they reportedly re-grouped in a calculated revenge mission and attacked the community, killing no less than four persons. They later escaped with their animals after committing the crime.
The publication reported that even though some sources put the victim figure at four, other sources close to the village insisted the death figure was nine.
Enugu police spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe told journalists that the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu had already ordered discreet investigation to unravel the cause of the attack and apprehend the culprits.
“The Commissioner has ordered the intensification of already launched discreet investigation to unravel the mystery behind their death as well as identify and arrest the assailants.”