Ugwuanyi to Open IDP Camp for Nimbo People as Enugu Demands


Redeployment of Security Chiefs

Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu

Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Tuesday announced that an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp would be set up at Ukpabi-Nimbo very soon to cater for those who abandoned their homes in the wake of last week’s invasion and killing of residents of the community by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

He spoke as a coalition of 13 women-based non-governmental organizations in the South-East zone organised a peaceful protest against the recent killings in Nimbo.

Dressed mainly in black and bearing placards with various inscriptions, the protesters had marched from Okpara Square to the Enugu Government House and Enugu House of Assembly.

At the gates of the Government House where they were received by the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the protesting women decried the killings, raping of “wives and our daughters,” abductions and maiming of people in vulnerable communities in the South East. While the widows tearfully narrated their ordeals to the governor, they lamented that they had no where to go as they didn’t feel secure returning to their precious homes.

As at 10:30am, more than 300 protesters, majority of whom were women groups, protested in front of Government House gate.

Addressing the protesters, Ugwuanyi narrated how every effort he made to forestall the herdsmen attack were frustrated by security agents.