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Ndigbo youths ask military to provide attackers of Enugu community

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has expressed outrage over the attack by Fulani herdsmen in Uzo-Uwani Local Council of Enugu State, urging the military to provide attackers.

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The herdsmen were said to have waylaid the agrarian community in the early hours of Monday and sent some of the natives to early graves.

The Guardian also gathered that recently, Enugu communities raised the alarm over series of attack after military personnel were deployed to the state, following last December’s attack that claimed the life of the traditional ruler of Oruku, Igwe Emmanuel Mba.

OYC, in a statement by its President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and Secretary General, Obinna Achuonye, yesterday in Abuja, said the attack was unacceptable and it is time for the military to prove its mettle.

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It was noted that the attack left many people dead and others with deadly injuries.

He said: “We woke up yet again to another orgy of killings by marauding Fulani herdsmen. This is not the first time Uzo-Uwani is experiencing this kind of carnage, as we have not forgotten in a hurry how Nimbo in the area came under similar deadly attack, leaving scores dead.

“Now, we have a repeat of such gruesome and dastardly killings. We are in deep pain. We are in agony over this heartbreaking report.

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“This is the kind of situation that necessitated the IPOB into the formation of ESN, as they watched helplessly over the years and our people were being slaughtered,” he said.

While knocking security agencies for doing little in the face of the mindless killings by Fulani herdsmen, the youth group further said: “It is quite regrettable that Nigerian security agencies display weakness anytime the Fulani herdsmen are involved in crime but they become python when it comes to the ESN.

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“We saw just a few days ago how the Army announced that they have smashed the camp of ESN in Amagunze, Enugu State, but the same military is unable to enter the bushes and capture Fulani herdsmen who are sending people to their graves and raping women.

“The time has come for the military to show their gallantry, and this Uzo-Uwani incident stands as a litmus test.

“Ndigbo are watching and running out of patience; the military must capture these killer herdsmen dead or alive, that is the only way to rebuild confidence of Nigerians in them.”

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