At least eight persons have been slaughtered like chicken by Fulani herdsmen in Mbguji Community, Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Governor Ugwuanyi led Enugu State.
Despite the fact that eight lives were lost, it will be important to also note that hundreds of hectares of farmlands were also destroyed by the Militia herdsmen, who in turn made away with some residents.
The community had linked the recent attacks to threats by the herdsmen who reportedly blamed Nnamdi Kanu and his proscribed secessionist groups the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
An eye witness, Chinaza Akan, told The Sun that one of the casualties was a pregnant woman; who had Her stomach opened and the fetus carted away.
It was learnt that the ungodly incident happened on Sunday afternoon at the community’s border with the a Benue State community.
Bishop Daniel Nkemjika Olinya, of Anglican Diocese of Eha-Amufu, confirmed the attack.
The highly rated cleric explained that it was the third time militia herdsmen had invaded Mgbuji community in 2021.
“The last before this Sunday’s led to the death of six people. Five of them have not been buried. They came again this time and killed eight persons,” Bishop Olinya said.
“Some of those kidnapped and released said the herdsmen insisted that they would continue there until IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, dropped his agitations for Biafra,” he said.
It was also gathered that the Police came on Monday morning to take away the corpses; but the villagers put up a strong resistance.
The people had insisted that the operatives must sign an undertaking to release the corpses to the family members when it’s time for burial.
In case you don’t know, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra IPOB, is languishing in the custody of the Department of State Service DSS, following his extradition to Nigeria from a yet to be identified country.
Also, a popular Yoruba Nation Freedom Fighter Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, is languishing in a security facility in Benin Republic after he stood against Fulani militia herdsmen and organized Yoruba Nation rallies.
Igboho’s home was raided by the DSS just few days to a Yoruba Nation rally billed to hold in Lagos State; following the invasion, his house was destroyed, his wife was taken into custody, his aides were arrested and two others were killed.
Igboho managed to escape, but was declared wanted by the DSS for stock-piling of arms and ammunitions, amongst other reasons.