Friday, 20 March 2015

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Enugu Village Chief

A prominent titled chief in Eke community, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State was on Thursday hacked to death by persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

The deceased who was identified as Tagbo Oguejiofor, aged 85, was reportedly working in his farm at Oma Eke in Udi when the suspected herdsmen attacked him.

A source in the community who pleaded anonymity, said the herdsmen struck Oguejiofor on the head and he died instantly.

A member of Eke Town Union who pleaded anonymity, said they have asked the police to unravel the circumstances leading to the dastardly act.

Enugu State police command spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, stated: “The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force through its operatives has commenced a full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the alleged killing of a man as well as its motives at his farm land at Oma Eke in Udi local Government Area of the state on 19/3/15.

“The deceased identified as one Tagbuo Oguejiofor believed to be about 85 years had on 19/3/15 gone to his farm located at Oma Eke in Udi with the wife when some men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen struck and killed him as he was allegedly inflicted injury on his head.”
Source: Daily Independent

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