Why Enugu Is Prone To Attacks By Herdsmen — Hausa Community Leader
SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, (THEWILL) – The leader of Hausa community in Enugu, Alhaji Abubakar Sambo has revealed why the state is prone to attacks by Fulani herdsmen, identifying the geographical location of Enugu State as the gateway to and from the northern part of the country in the south-east, south-south geopolitical zones has been identified as the reason.
The state is said to be prone to uncontrolled hibernation of the herdsmen in view of the fact that most of them migrating from the north to the south-east and south-south regions pass through the ever busy 9th Mile Corner, Ngwo, Enugu corridor to access their various destinations.
Sambo spoke against the backdrop, weekend, where Attaukwu youths protested the continued stay of herdsmen in their community after slaughtering a Catholic seminarian, Lazarus Nwafor, and Ifeoma Agbo.
According to the member, Enugu Constituted Security Committee, “Enugu State is witnessing the spate of herdsmen attack because it is a major gateway to and from the northern part of the country to the south-east and south-south regions where these herdsmen come from.
“Before you access any part of the south-east or south-south, you must pass through Enugu. There are many routes which the herdsmen use to connect the state. Some of them come in through Kogi State-Uzo Uwani local government area of Enugu State. That was the route the herdsmen that attacked Nimbo used.
“Other routes are Obollor-afor in Nsukka, Orakamu through Benue to Enugu, Aghamelumu-Nsukka route among other routes. The herdsmen ply these routes to any part of the south-east and south-south. Most of them that are migrant herdsmen decided to settle in some rural communities in Enugu State while on transit. This scenario is what i think,make Enugu prone to incessant herdsmen clashes.”