Security has been reinforced at Ohuala-Mgbede, Aguemede village in Eha-Amufu community of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State following alleged murder of nine natives of the community by suspected herders.
This was announced after the on-the-spot assessment of the affected areas on Wednesday by heads of security agencies in the state.
The team comprised the state commissioner of police, CP Ahmed Ammani, represented by the deputy commissioner of police in-charge of operations; the garrison commander, 82 Division Garrison Command of the Nigerian Army, Enugu; assistant director of operations, Department of State Services, Enugu, and teams of police and army personnel.
The chairman of Isi-Uzo LGA was also in their company.
DSP Daniel Ndukwe, Enugu State Police PRO, stated that, “The visit is aimed at ascertaining the circumstances surrounding the reported attack and murder of nine persons in the village in the afternoon hours of 21/11/2022 by yet-to-be apprehended armed assailants.
“The victims’ remains have been deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy, after they were confirmed dead by doctors.
“The team also visited Mgbuji village in the same area, following the receipt of unconfirmed information that there was further attack therein. The joint police/army team stationed within Eha-Amufu community has been reinforced and drafted to the area to prevent further occurrence of the incident and to fish out the perpetrators.”
Meanwhile, the commissioner has ordered the state CID to conduct a discreet investigation into the case, vowing not to leave any stone unturned in fishing out the perpetrators.
He condoled with families and community members of the deceased, while urging them to maintain calm and assist the police in the ongoing investigation and operations to clamp down on the assailants.
Our correspondent reports that the recent attack is a resurgence of the lingering herders/farmers-induced attacks that have overtime occurred in the area.
The community has boundaries with communities in Benue State.
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