Happening now: Schools shut as Fulani herdsmen launch fresh attack in Enugu community

By The Citizen

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.

According to an online portal, Daily Post, 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 said 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 school children have been asked to go home. It is not yet known if security men have arrived.'

It was further gathered that last week, a Fulani herdsman stabbed an Umuchigbo citizen and they retaliated.

'Today, the Fulanis mobilised to attack a school. Umuchigbo mobilised and managed to chase them away; all is now calm. However, there are genuine concerns that they will return anytime soon,' the source added.

Meanwhile, the police is yet to react to the development.