Enugu Killings: Police, Army Have Explanations to Make, Says Ugwuanyi

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  • Constitutes Judicial Commission of Inquiry
Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state on Friday reviewed last Monday’s invasion of the agrarian community of Ukpabi Nimbo in Uzouwani local government area of the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen where scores of people were killed and property worth millions of naira destroyed, and stated that the security agencies have a lot of explanation to make in view of the assurances to forestall the attack.
Addressing major stakeholders in the state, including the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu,  members of the National and State Assemblies, council chairmen and members of the State Executive Council as well as PDP chieftains at the Government House,  the governor said he was at a loss as to why the attack took place in the first place.
The governor who also gave an indication that he would constituting a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the immediate and remote causes of all the violent occurrences in the State associated with suspected Fulani Herdsmen and recommend appropriate measures that will be put in place to prevent future occurrence, noted that the attack was avoidable.
“What happened between 6.30am and 7.30 am on Monday 25th April, 2016 despite assurances from the Security Agencies? Only the Security Agencies can answer this question,” he fumed.
Going down memory lane, the governor explained that “four days ago on Monday April 25, 2016 many of our brothers and sisters in Nimbo in Uzo Uwani Local Government Area of the state were murdered in cold blood by suspected Fulani herdsmen who have been grazing their cattle in that area for a while now.
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