In Enugu Police deny rumours of herdsmen attack on community

The Police in Enugu state on
Saturday, debunked rumours that
a community in the state had been
attacked by suspected herdsmen.
Spokesman of the command, Mr Ebere
Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Enugu that there was no substance in
the rumour and urged the public to
discountenance it.
Amaraizu said, “the command wishes to make
it categorically clear that there was no attack
by Fulani herdsmen at Akpakume Nze
community or any other community in the
state.
“There is no tension in Enugu state whatsoever
over any issue relating to alleged attack by any
group of persons or Fulani herdsmen as
alleged in some section of the media.
“For the purposes of clarity and
understanding, case of malicious damage of
farm crops was received on Thursday from
Akpakume Nze community from yet-to-be
established cattle tender.
“This prompted a meeting between the seven
members of Fulani herdsmen led by Alhaji
Shimo Mohammed, farm owners and security
agencies.
“This was done after the parties had visited the
farm site to establish the extent of damage to
farm crops by cattle.’’

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He disclosed that discussions were on to find
ways to agree on modalities to compensate
the farmers for the destroyed crops.
Amaraizu said that the incident did not
generate any tension in the area, stressing that
“Akpakume Nze community, including the
entire Enugu state is still peaceful, with people
going about their lawful businesses’’.

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