Death Toll Rises To Two In Enugu Alleged Herdsmen Attack

Enugu Herdsmen Attack, Ifeoma AgboOne of those wounded during the attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ndiagwu Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State has been confirmed dead.

The woman, identified as Mrs Ifeoma Agbo, is now an addition to the Catholic seminarian, Lazarus Nwafor, who was murdered during the incident on Thursday, August 25 in southeast Nigeria.

The Chairman of Nkanu West LGA, Mr Afam Okereke, confirmed the death of the injured victim in an interview with Channels Television.

He said in a bid to prevent such occurrence, especially after the Nimbo attack, he had called several security meetings with the Fulani community.

Mr Okereke disclosed that the state government has called an emergency security meeting to address the issue.

On his part, the traditional ruler of Ndiagwu Attakwu autonomous community, Gregory Ugwu, urged the Federal and state government to take a firm and decisive action on the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the area.

The people of the area also implored the government to direct that all Fulani should leave the area immediately, saying they might be push to take laws into their hands.

In reaction to this, the Enugu State Police Command said they have arrested a suspect identified as one Umaru Isah for his alleged involvement in the incident.

The spokesman for the command, Ebere Amaraizu, said investigation was on top gear to fish out all the perpetrators of the evil act.

He added that police officials have been drafted to the area, to forestall any further breakdown of law and order.

Visiting the Fulani settlement within the community, Channels Television crew could not meet anyone as the place looked deserted.

Police Defy Court Order, Remain In Enugu Assembly Complex

EnuguThe Nigeria Police is yet to comply with the Federal High Court order, contained in an interim injunction granted in favour of the Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly and, the 15 members of the House.

The court had on May 11, ordered the Nigerian Police to vacate Enugu State House of Assembly Complex and the order subsists, pending the determination of the suit brought by State Assembly Speaker, Eugene Odoh, on behalf of 15 members of the house.

The order also allowed the Speaker and the other 15 lawmakers to have access to the legislative complex, particularly the chambers.

The presiding Judge, Justice Dorcas Agishi, said since the matter was for mention, the parties should take a date for hearing, but Mr Okibe informed the court that it was a case of Enforcement of Fundamental Human Rights, adding that they needed a short date for expediency of motion.

Justice Agishi then adjourned the matter to May 26 and ordered that hearing notices be served on all respondents.

Mr Okibe then noted in an interview that since the respondents have failed to bring any representation or respond to the suit, should they fail to report on May 26 as adjourned, the judge would have no choice but enter into judgment which would be delivered in their favour.

However, the police were still stationed with their vehicles at the House of Assembly Complex at Independence Layout.

Efforts to speak with the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, to provide reasons for their continued stay in spite of the court order was fruitless.

Man shoots wife for cooking the wrong soup

A former member of the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), Mathias Nweze, on Monday reported himself to the police station in the town of Umuida Enugu Ezike in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State  for killing his wife.

In his report to the police, Mr Nweze claimed that while he was sleeping in his house at about 11 pm last Saturday, his generator went off twice, arousing the suspicion that robbers might have invaded his compound. He therefore brought out his pump action gun and fired several times at the direction of the generator.

He claimed that while trying to shoot whoever was out there in the compound, one of the bullets hit his wife, leaving her critically injured.

However, the neighbours of the Nwezes believed the suspect must have made up the story to the police to lessen the weight of his crime.

According to two neighbours, the suspect had given money to the late wife to cook some delicacy for him but he was angered when he found out that rather than cook what he wanted, he was served something else which they identified as ‘corn mill’.

An angry Mr Nweze had rushed into his room, picked his gun, stormed out, aimed the gun at the wife, and pulled the trigger, the neighbours claimed.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, said the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

“We have commenced investigation into the incident that led to the shooting of a housewife by the husband,” he said.