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Tension in Enugu community over alleged herdsmen shootings

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Yet another attack by supposed Fulani herdsmen is said to have allegedly taken place in Enugu state – The people of Nze community have protested against the continued attack by the marauders.Hundreds of women led the protest crying out against rape and plunder of their lands and daughters – The people have vowed  to defend themselves against any further attacks.herdsmen continued sporadic shooting from Monday night to yesterday.

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A native of Neke community, Mr. Chidi Odoh, who spoke with Vanguard, confirmed the shootings, saying it started since Monday night at Ndiagu Umuegwu, an area between Neke and Obollo communities. “I heard the gunshots not more than five minutes ago. They have been shooting there since last night but our people have mobilized to go there,” Odoh said. Security Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Gen. Fred Eze (retd), however, said the situation was not that bad, based on the interim report he received.Eze said it could be herdsmen moving from the North to Ebonyi state, adding that he has mobilized the army and the Divisional Police Officer at Ikem to the scene. He said: “Based on the interim report before me, there is no cause for alarm and security operatives have been dispatched to the area. I spoke with the leader of herdsmen in Isi-Uzo, who told me he has directed the herdsmen to leave Neke.” Contacted, Caretaker Committee Vice Chairman of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, Mr Samuel Ugwede, told Vanguard that they were moving with security personnel to the area.

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Contacted, Caretaker Committee Vice Chairman of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, Mr Samuel Ugwede, told Vanguard that they were moving with security personnel to the area. MASSOB asks Southern lawmakers to reject grazing bill Meantime, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has pleaded with national assembly members from the southern part of the country to reject the grazing bill currently on the floor of both chambers of the assembly. MASSOB, under the leadership of Comrade Uchenna Madu, said it has advised and warned southern members of national assembly over the subtle dangers of the grazing bill.

Deputy Leader of MASSOB, Chief Ikechukwu Ekwe, in a statement said: “Your land, when taken, shall be assigned to herdsmen who shall use it for grazing purposes. “They shall bring cows to the land and you shall lose the land permanently to those Fulani cattlemen. “The National Grazing Reserve Council would have the power to take away your land from you anytime they want and pay you whatever they want as compensation, even when you don’t want to sell, and remember that for you to get compensation, you must have documents showing or proving ownership. “MASSOB implores the people of Biafra and Oduduwa to rise and reject this Bill. It is a subtle design to mortgage the future and survival of our people. “The people of Biafra and Oduduwa must do every thing possible to compel our national assembly members to desist from passing that bill into law.”

 

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