Nimbo Attack: Enugu Governor Inaugurates Judicial Commission Of Inquiry

Nimbo-Community-EnuguEnugu State Governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has inaugurated a seven man Judicial Commission of Inquiry to unravel the remote and immediate circumstances surrounding the deadly attack on Nimbo Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state.

The Governor urged the Chairman of the Commission, retired Justice Chukwuma Eneh, alongside other members to, among other things, ascertain the exact number of deaths in the incident, ascertain the role of the security agencies as well as recommend to the state government appropriate security measures to permanently avert clashes between communities and herdsmen.

The governor said that, among other things, the mandate of the Commission, includes finding out the remote and immediate circumstances that led to the attack, ascertaining the role of security agencies before and after the attack, ascertaining the actual number of deaths in the deadly attack as well as making recommendations on appropriate security measures that will prevent future occurrence.

The members of the commission are drawn from various backgrounds including legal, security, medical and the civil society.

The Chairman, a retired justice of the Supreme Court, promised the governor that they will not betray the confidence reposed in them.

Monday, April 25, 2016 at Nimbo Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State was a day of pain and sorrow as suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the town in the early hours of the morning.

The Inspector general of police, Mr. Solomon Arase visited and condemned the attack and assured of tracking the perpetrators down.

APC Governors Visit Enugu Governor Over Nimbo Attack

Northern-Governors-APC A delegation of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have condemned the Ukpabi Nimbo attack of April 25, insisting that the perpetrators must be brought to book.

The condemnation was made when the governors visited the Enugu State Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, at the Government House, Enugu, to commiserate with him on the mindless attack on his hapless citizens.

Leading the delegation was the Chairman of APC Governors Forum and Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, who decries the ugly incident and insisted that it was a criminal act that should be condemned in the strongest terms.

He emphasised that crime in any form or shape should not be politicised either by attaching religious or tribal sentiments to it.

The governors, however, commended the maturity displayed by the government and people of Enugu State by not allowing the incident to degenerate into crisis.

Traditional rulers and some clergy men in the state were at the meeting with the visiting governors.

Nigeria’s National Anthem ignited the sober moment and thereafter, the leader of the delegation and the Governor of Imo State went straight to the purpose of their visit.

Nimbo Community was attacked by suspected herdsmen

First, he said, it was to commiserate with the government and people of Enugu state over the deadly attack on Nimbo people, reiterating that it was a criminal act that should be condemned.

On behalf of his colleagues, he commended the government and people of Enugu state for exhibiting maturity in the handling of the ugly incident, which if not properly managed would have escalated to a full blown crisis.

Also addressing the feeling of pain associated with the incident, the Governor of Borno State, Mr Kashim Shettima, explained that he understood the ordeal the people of Enugu State were going through, having been enmeshed in the deadly attacks of Boko Haram daily.

Commending the industrious and accommodating spirit of the Igbo people, he condoled with the government and people of Enugu State and urged them to continue to remain calm.

Responding, Governor Ugwuanyi said the visit of his colleagues was a significant one which showed that the nation shared in the State’s moment of grief.

He prayed that the commission of inquiry set up would help unravel the relevant facts in the incident.

The traditional ruler of Eziama-Olo, Igwe Ambassador Lawrence Agubuzo, in a vote of thanks, commended their visitors and pleaded with them to assist and ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book.

The delegation afterwards shared moments of photography with the hosts before departing through the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

APC Calls For Cancellation Of Enugu Governorship Election

EkitiThe candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11 governorship election, Mr. Okey Ezea, has called for the cancellation of the election, which produced the Governor-Elect of Enugu State, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Mr Ifeanyi, according to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), polled 282, 277 votes, while Mr Ezea polled 43, 839 votes.

However, Mr Ezea described the election as a charade, marred by police intimidation, ballot snatching and other forms of violence.

He called for outright cancellation of the election and urged INEC to fix a new date for the election.

The Governor-Elect, however, responded by a street tour of Enugu, the State capital, insisting that it was the only way to show that he won the election having campaigned vigorously and secured the confidence of the electorate.