100 of my cows missing in Enugu - Fulani herdsman laments | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper


AN Enugu State-based Fulani herdsman, Alhaji Sodu has claimed that over 100 cows belonging to him were missing as a result of an alleged attack on a Fulani settlement in the state. He also accused the youths of Aku community in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of masterminding the attack, adding that a herdsman sustained three gunshot wounds following the incident while three others were claimed to be missing.

Sodu gave the name of his injured son as Wareri ,17, while Musa, Buba and Mohammed were said to be missing. This came on a day, youths of Attaukwu community in Nkanu-West Local Government Area where herdsmen had on August 25, 2016, invaded the community slaughtering a Catholic seminarian,Lazarus Nwafor, and Ifeoma Agbo embarked on a protest over the continued stay of herdsmen in their community.

Visit to hospital A visit to the to the Refuge Hospital, Enugu in the company of the Chairman, Enugu Constituted Security Committee, Brigadier General Fred Eze ,retd, where injured Wareri was receiving treatment showed the latter was in high spirit. However, Sodu appealed to security agencies to quickly arrest the masterminds of the attack. He said: “I am too old now to go into the forest in search of my three sons.

I am appealing to security agencies to rescue my sons unharmed. The youths have slaughtered seven of my cows. Over 100 cows are missing now”. Security committee chair allay fears Chairman, Enugu Constituted Security Committee, Brigadier General Fred Eze ,retd, who confirmed the incident, appealed for calm adding that the committee was on top of the situation. His words: “We want to allay fears generated by this incident. The Army have moved to forestall any breakdown of law and order. The Garrison Commander, O.T Akinjobi has dispatched a search party for the missing kids. “Another combined team of Police and Army have equally moved into the area to avert any breakdown of public peace.

This incident is already under investigation and authorities will unravel the remote causes of the incident and ensure that appropriate actions are taken.”

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  1. It is sad! These are blood thirsty people that can kill because of cattle. Trump-up for Baba Fayose!

  2. If herdsmen attack you and you return favour pound for pound, how den do we solve the problem. Who ever must have attacked your community is long gone, you just unleashed terror on na innocent man.

  3. This herdsmen issue is a deadly one that should not be allowed to metamorphosed into something else. Before Buhari this issue was not politicised like this, now some people think it is a way of taking revenge at president by a tribe that are more itenerant and more in another people's community than even the Fulanis. Although some of the Fulanis does not worth speaking for but any resident one with wife and children do normally respect their host community and are not the one wrecking havoc. Lets leave politics and treat issues.

    1. If the tribe you refer to are more itinerant, do they go about destroying their hosts' means of livelihood and their lands? Do they pose danger to their lives? Do they go about raping their women?

      These questions need answers sir!

  4. Invitation to anarchy is when communities are attacked and government does nothing. The obvious result is that the people are bound to take the laws into their own hands

  5. One man = One hundred cows? They killed a Rev Father, nothing meaningful was done. That is the cause of all these. But what happened to all the grazing land in the North? Somebody please tell me.

  6. I still maintain my words, if Enugu youths would keep quite while being attacked often by Fulani herdsmen then let them kill them all.

  7. The herdsmen have rendered most communities in Igbo land unproductive and hungry by destroying their Agric lands and their crops.

    When igbos reside in any community, they help develop such a community. So, their itinerant nature is totally different from the itinerant nature of the Fulanis.

  8. Are the cows pieces of envelops that 100 will be carried away like that. We all know what it takes for a non herdsman to take a cow from the herd to the abattoir. This is an obvious falacy


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