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Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap 15 Residents In Enugu Community Going To Their Farm

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly abducted at least 15 residents of Mgbuji Eha-Amufu Community in the Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State on Monday.

The victims were reportedly kidnapped at about 7:00am along Mgbuji-Agu road within Mgbuji town while they were going to their farms.

A resident of the community, who identified himself simply as Onyekachi Odo, told The PUNCH that some of the villagers, who were going to their farms with tricycles, were intercepted by gun-wielding terrorists numbering over 20, and abducted the victims to an unknown destination.

Odo said, “Some of the victims, according to information reaching us, were picked on their farms.”

Spokesman for Mgbuji Community, Chijioke Ogbodo, confirmed the abduction on Monday, lamenting the incessant attack and abduction in the community by terrorists “while we have security agencies there doing nothing.

“Since they (Fulani militias) started attacking our community, neither the police nor the military had arrested any of the terrorists.

“We received the information on the attack this morning. We called all the security agents deployed to Eha-Amufu, but unfortunately they didn’t respond to our distress calls. This is our tragedy.”

He, however, called on the state government to do something immediately to rescue the victims, whom he said, their only offence was going to their farms to get what they would eat.

Recall that suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in police and military uniforms had, on July 5, kidnapped seven residents of the same community and shot three others.

Spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command DSP Daniel Ndukwe, had yet to comment on the incident as at the time of filing this report.

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