Enugu Killings: Nimbo Community Raises Fears of Fresh Attacks


Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu

Even as nomalcy gradually returns to the troubled community of Ukpabi Nimbo in Uzouwani council of Enugu state, three weeks after the scores of people were killed by suspected Fulani Herdsmen, residents of the community on Monday raised the alarm of another possible attack.

They said they would vacate the area should the military, police and other security agencies deployed to maintain peace in the community round up their assignments and leave.

They insisted that but for the presence of the security men in the area, “no single soul would still remain in the community” in view of their sad experience in the hands of the suspected herders.

The villagers spoke through the President of the Town Union in the community, Mr. Mathias Ekere, when Nsukka Professionals Group, Lagos, led by its President, Charles Nwodo, paid a visit to the community over the attacks.

“We’ll rather take to our heels instead of being steadily massacred by those who have no value for human lives,” they said.