Two villagers have been reportedly kidnapped while another is feared dead following an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on another Enugu community.
The Sun reports that the attack which occurred in Aku community in the Igbo-Etiti local government area of Enugu state led to farmers being attacked by herdsmen in their farms.
This latest incident comes five months after a previous one in Ukpabi, Nimbo, in Uzo-Uwani local government area of the state, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
Prior to the recent attack, traditional rulers and leaders of Aku community, had raised fresh alarm over threats by the herdsmen to avenge the alleged theft of 300 cows and slaughtering of about 10 others by unknown persons in the area.
Six traditional rulers of Aku, including the chairman Aku Traditional Rulers’ Council Igwe V.O Attah, had expressed concern over a certain comment said to have been made in the presence of the divisional police officer in the area, by one Alhaji Sadiq, about an imminent attack on the Aku community.
The traditional rulers and leaders had urged relevant authorities to accord the threat the gravity and urgency it deserved.
The community leaders recalled that on September 8, 2016, Alhaji Sadiq, one of the leaders of the Fulani herdsmen in the South East, raised the alarm that youths from Aku attacked herdsmen camp near Aku Town, robbed them of N10, 000, butchered 10 cows and proceeded to steal 300 cows.
The rulers had stated that evidence absolved Aku youths of the attack on the herdsmen, adding that the attack did not take place within Aku boundary but within Agu Affa/Agu Egede in Udi L.G.A.