The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned in strong terms, the attack on residents of Ndiagu, Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu-West Local Government Area of Enugu State by marauders suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
The attackers, numbering about 50, were reported to have killed a Catholic seminarian, Lazarus Nwafor and slit the stomach of a six months pregnant woman whose name was simply given as Mrs. Nwarum in the wee hours of Thursday.
Four other persons were also severely injured during the attack.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of states chairmen of the Ohanaeze Youth Council, Mazi Alex Okemiri, the group expressed disappointment at the unrestrained activities of the herdsmen and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in the herdsmen.
“This is becoming one incident too many and we want President Buhari to rein in his Fulani kinsmen from killing and maiming innocent Nigerians. The Fulani Herdsmen have continued to unleash terror on all parts of the country despite the assurances by Mr. President that it would stop.
“We therefore, call on Ndigbo, southerners, Middle beltans and moderate Arewa people to defend themselves in the face of this continuous killings and inability of the Federal Government to protect them. Self-protection and preservation is the first law of nature.
“The Enugu State government should act like the Abia Governor and set up a well-armed vigilante groups in all autonomous communities in Enugu State to engage these blood thirsty Fulani herdsmen”.