Residents flee as herdsmen attack Enugu community
Suspected Fulani herdsmen yesterday invaded the Obagu Ugwuaji community in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state, forcing residents to scamper for safety as scores deserted the community.
Following the alleged early hour attacks, scores including women, men and children were said to have fled their homes for fear of being killed by yet to be identified intruders. A source and indigene of the community told New Telegraph that the attacks which occurred at about 2.30am yesterday, had forced residents to seek refuge at St. Michael Catholic Church in the area. According to the source, the gun shots being fired by the suspected herdsmen forced the residents to flee their.
He said: “As I am talking to you now, those that have fled are yet to return home. The entire community has been deserted both primary and secondary schools has been shut down.’’
When contacted on the telephone, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu said that there was no invasion in the state by herdsmen. He disclosed that the people saw herdsmen passing their cows through the community and raised alarm which lay to the mass exodus from the community.