Fulani herdsmen massacre more than 50 in Ukpabi, Nimbo, Uzo-uwani, Enugu state
More than 50 Biafrans have been reportedly killed by some Fulani herdsmen at Ukpabi, Nimbo in Uzo- Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. The information Biafra Radio is that the incident took place barely 24 hours after stories filtered out that no fewer than 500 heavily-armed Fulani herdsmen sneaked into the community preparatory to launch an attack on the community. The attack happened at the early hours of today at about 4:38 a.m. According to some of the victims, the village bell was rang and everyone started coming out to know what the issue was. It was not clear who rang the bell, but sporadic gunshots could be heard which prompted a lot of villagers to scamper for help. See pictures of some of those attacked, dead and alive. http://biafraradio.com/photo/enugu-massacre-fulani-herdsmen-attack-ukpabi-nimbo/
About seven villages in Nimbo (Nimbo Ngwoko, Ugwuijoro, Ekwuru, Ebor, Enugu Nimbo, Umuome and Ugwuachara) were among the areas that the Fulani herdsmen attacked. 10 residential houses and a church, Christ Holy Church International, a.k.a Odozi Obodo were also said to have been burnt by the herdsmen. Vehicles and motorcycles were destroyed and domestic animals killed. A young man was burnt inside a commuter bus belonging to one Ejima, son of a prominent man popularly called ‘Are you there’ near the Christ Holy Church, Nimbo. A victim’s story Kingsley Ezugwu; former Councillor, Nimbo Ward 2, was one of the victims of the attack. Speaking from his hospital bed in Nsukka, Ezugwu said: “I was coming out from the house when I heard the community bell ringing. I was going with a friend to know what the bell was all about, only to see about 40 Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated guns and machetes. “They pursued us, killed my friend and shot at me several times but missed. They caught up with me and used machetes on me until I lost consciousness.” He said one of them later discovered that he was alive and called on the others to finish him off. They ignored him. He said he crawled until a good Samaritan helped him to the hospital.
April 25th, 2016