Enugu herdsmen attack: Gov. Ugwuanyi summons emergency meeting with traditional rulers, town unions, neighbourhood watch leaders

By The Citizen
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Following his visit to Ukpabi Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State to sympathize with the people of the area over the attack unleashed on them by suspected Fulani herdsmen, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday, summoned an emergency meeting with the traditional rulers, president-general of Town Unions and leaders of the neighbourhood watch in all the communities in the state.

A reliable source disclosed that the meeting which is part of series of action plans of the state government to find a lasting solution to the menace of the Fulani herdsmen in the state is scheduled to hold on Monday, May 2, 2016 at old Governor's lodge, Enugu at 1pm.

The source also revealed that the governor was determined to put an end to the inhuman acts of the herdsmen which have consumed the lives and property of innocent citizens of the state as well as threatened the peace and security of the state and the nation at large.

It could be recalled that Governor Ugwuanyi had while addressing the people of the Nimbo community called for peace, fasting and prayers for the intervention of God, assuring them and the people of the state that he will do everything possible with his constitutional powers to end the incessant menace posed by the herdsmen in the state.

The governor also disclosed that when he got a security report on Sunday that the attack will take place in the community, he immediately summoned an emergency meeting of the State Security Council which met on Sunday night till the early hours of Monday, shortly before the herdsmen struck, regretting that the sad incident eventually occurred after all the assurances given to him by the security operatives that the attack would not happen.

The scheduled meeting, according to the source, is expected to map out the best strategies that would promote peace and end the attacks from the herdsmen.