No fewer than 15 farmers kidnapped in Mgbuji Eha-Amufu community in the Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State by gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, have regained their freedom.
A spokesman for the community, Chijioke Ogbodo, confirmed their release to our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday.
While lamenting the constant attack on residents by gunmen he believed to be Fulani militias, Ogbodo said the bandits demanded N30m for the victims before their families raised N2m.
“After we pleaded with them because the security agencies abandoned us, they accepted to collect what we had. We thank God that no one was harmed,” he added.