There is confusion in Enugu State following reports that Fulani herdsmen have launched a fresh attack in Umuchigbo, another community in the State.
Umuchigbo is in Enugu East Council Area of the State. The reported attack is happening while the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase is at Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani council area where a similar attack occurred two days ago and left scores dead. A source told DAILY POST that “Yes, there is trouble between the Fulani herdsmen and indigenes of Umuchigbo. “The trouble started this afternoon. The causality figure is not yet known. “But students have been asked to go home. It is not yet known if security men have arrived.” However, another source told our correspondent that it was a scare, which later spread fast and schools started closing. “The Fulani people had some disagreement with somebody in that community few weeks ago; so, rumour just came today that they have come to attack the residents. Immediately, people started running; there was no attack; it was a scare,” he disclosed. Meanwhile, the police are yet to react to the development. By Prince Richmond C. Amadi