Suspected Fulani herdsmen militias invaded and killed five persons as well as women and children.
It was garnered that the herders attacked five village farm settlements in Mgbuji autonomous community, Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The invaders who attacked the community approximately 10am on Tuesday, January 4 forced people to run into the town from the problematic settlements.
At the home of Chief Eric Ebe, one of the collaborators in the town, more than 50 women and children who allegedly escaped from the troubled farm settlements were seen in the compound.
Ebe, chronicled the attack of his community as dreadful and unwarranted, adding that since January 1, no fewer than 10 persons have been murdered in his community at the same time many others were abducted for ransom.
Chief Moses Olinya, a community leader, lamented that over 24 hours following security agencies information of the invasion and carnage done, they were yet to see any security personnel.
Some dislodged women made a plea to the government to come to their aid.
Jacob Abonyi, the Chairman of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, who affirmed the invasion, narrating the recurring attacks on Mgbuji community as intolerable.
“When I got the information on Tuesday, I contacted the police but the Divisional Police Officer’s phone number was switched off and I immediately called the military.”
“About five days ago, we were battling with kidnapping in same Mgbuji when the wife and daughter of Eugene Edeoga were kidnapped and they were just released on Monday.
“So, I called the military and we were ready this morning, including the Neighbourhood Watch and Forest Guard. Unfortunately, the soldiers that were already at Ikem said they got a call for another emergency from Uzo-Uwani and they decided to turn back and they have not returned
“That is the situation, but all our local security – Neighbourhood Watch and Forest Guards -are doing everything possible to calm the situation.”