Ugwuanyi Seeks Partners’ Support For Herdsmen Attack Victims

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Enugu State Governor,
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has solicited for support from national and international donor agencies and development partners for indigenes of the state who were attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen in parts of the state this year.
The governor, who made the appeal during  a One Day Round Table Donor Conference held at Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu, recalled that on Monday, 25th April, this year, the people of Ukpabi-Nimbo in Uzo Uwani Local Government of the state were viciously attacked by unknown persons.
He recounted that many lives were lost during the deadly attack, while property valued several millions of naira were destroyed,adding that such attack also occurred  in Attakwu in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state, few months after the Nimbo incident.
He, however, assured that his administration has taken strong measures including the recent constitution of a State Security Committee to prevent future incidents.
Ugwuanyi, who was represented by his Deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, stressed the need for all and sundry, including donor agencies to support the victims, so as to enable them get back to their normal life.
He said: “On Monday, 25th April, this year, the people of Ukpabi-Nimbo in Uzo Uwani Local Government were viciously attacked by unknown persons and many lives were lost and property worth millions of naira destroyed. A judicial commission of inquiry is currently looking into the circumstances surrounding that attack.
“We also had such  attack in Attakwu in Nkanu West Local Government Area. But, we have taken strong measures, including the recent constitution of   a state security committee to prevent future incidents.
“However, the state appeals for support to ensure that the victims of the attacks get back to their normal life.”
The, governor, insisted that despite that incidents, Enugu State was widely regarded as one of the safest states in the country today owing mainly to optimal support that the government has continued to give to law enforcement agencies in the war against crime and criminals.