Police, Ohanaeze Differ On Abduction Of 15 Persons At Eha-Amufu
The Enugu State Police Command says it is yet to confirm the alleged abduction of 15 persons at Mgbuji, Eha-Amufu community of Isi-Uzo LGA of the state.
A native of the community, Silas Ogenyi, earlier told Adadainfo that, “It is true. Herders are behind the attack. It happened yesterday morning. We are in trouble here.”
However, the state police command’s public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said, “The command is yet to get clear information on the media report alleging the abduction of about 15 persons at Mgbuji in Eha-Amufu community of Isi-Uzo LGA by armed men in the morning hours of 18/07/2022.
“However, effort is being made to ascertain the occurrence or otherwise of the incident as alleged, as well as obtain relevant facts that will aid appropriate police actions and to avoid the police being speculative.”
A faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had earlier issued a statement condemning the alleged abduction of 15 persons by herdsmen at Mgbuji.
The national president of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, and the secretary general, Comrade Obinna Achionye, signed the release.
According to them, “The continuous virulent unprovoked attack on the residents of Isi-Uzo LGA by Fulani herdsmen can no longer be condoned.
“We find it hard to understand why the security agencies cannot put an end to this mayhem, which has led to the loss of several lives.
“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, therefore, calls on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s led administration to find an immediate end to this carnage. The primary purpose of the government is to provide security to the people.
“The time has come for the government to take decisive action and restore normanly to the troubled Isi-Uzo council area.
“We are also urging the people of the area to begin to explore measures of defending themselves because Ndigbo are not known to the cowards.”