Nigeria: Two Herdsmen Killed, Others Injured in Ebonyi

30 September 2020

Two people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have been reportedly killed at their camp in Ukwuachi Forest in Ishieke, Ebonyi State.

Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Philip Maku, noted that the deceased are identified as Adamu Ibrahim and Jubril Adamu.

The CP, who spoke through the Command's Spokesman, DSP Loveth Odah, noted that two persons were also injured, and are receiving treatments in a hospital.

According to Odah, "The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Command, Philip Sule Maku, has condemned the attack on Fulani herdsmen camp at Ukwuachi Forest in Ishieke, which resulted to the death of two persons, Adamu Ibrahim, 7, and Jubril Ibrahim, 15, while two others are critically injured, and are currently receiving treatment at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki.

"A Fulani herdsman, Ado Ibrahim, who reported the matter at the Ishieke Police Division, stated that the victims were his grandchildren and that the attack took place at their camp in the aforementioned area while the children were sleeping after grazing their cows on September 28, 2020, by 9p.m."

Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police, who undertook a tour in the area, has ordered full scale investigation into the matter with a view to arresting the perpetrators, who fled the scene immediately after the incident.

He also urged the public, especially herders, to remain calm and not to embark on any reprisal as the Command under his watch will live no stone on turn for the interest of justice.

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