No Plan By Herdsmen To Attack Enugu Again – Police

fulani-herdsmen1The Enugu State Police Command has warned against spreading rumour of impending attack of some communities in the state, warning those behind the unwholesome act to desist from it.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Emmanuel Ojukwu, who said there was no iota of truth in the rumour, which spread like wildfire across the South-east state at the weekend, warned that anyone found to be spreading the rumour would be prosecuted.
The commissioner issued the warning in a statement issued on Sunday by the spokesperson in the command, Ebere Amaraizu.
There were unconfirmed reports in a section of the media that some communities in the state would be attacked by suspected herdsmen.
The report created anxiety among residents of the coal state as it was not up to a month that suspected herdsmen sacked Nimbo Community in Uzo-Uwani local government area of the state.
Describing the latest reports as rumour, Mr. Ojukwu said that they were capable of causing panic and fear in law abiding citizens of the state.
He, however, said that measures had been put in place for the safety and security of communities through relevant partnership with stakeholders to ensure that there was peace across the state.
“Rumour mongering creates fear and panic in minds of people even when there is nothing to fear about as command is ready to ensure safety and security of the citizens of the state”, he said.
The police commissioner advised members of the public with useful information to reach the nearest police division through any fast means
He also said that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, had dispatched a high-powered Investigative Team from Force Criminal Investigations Department, Abuja, to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the Nimbo killings.

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