Suspected Fulani herdsmen have allegedly murdered a youngster in Okpulugwu Agu-Amede community in Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State in a resumed attack.
The incident, Easterner learnt, had left the community in tears. Community origins told Easterner that the recent incident which happened on Friday would be the seventh brutal blitz on the agrarian community since January 2022.
It was congregated that the victim, Mr Ejike Odo, got a report that his sister who went to farm earlier on the day of this incidence was attacked and being raped by Fulani herdsmen on her way back from farm, and he rushed to the farm to rescue her.
“Unfortunately, the herdsmen who were about four overpowered him, stabbed several times before slitting his throat,” a community leader who gave his name as Justus Nwonye said.
Eha-Amufu communities share boundaries with Benue State and have had several herdsmen attacks since August 2021 resulting in several killings and sacking of eight farm settlements.
Efforts to get reaction from the Enugu State Police Command were unsuccessful as the spokesman, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached on phone.