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Armed Herdsmen Terrorize Commuters On Enugu-Nsukka Road

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Commuters plying the Enugu-Nsukka route have raised alarm over incessant robberies  attributed to suspected Fulani herdsmen which has taken near-daily dimension, according to a report by Vanguard.

A victim of one of the attacks, Salome Nnadi, who works as a teacher at Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Nsukka relayed her ordeal with the hoodlums on the Ugwuogo-Nike-Opi Road, not too far from Enugu metropolis.

In her words: “We were returning from Enugu on Thursday (October 2, 2014), around 3p.m. On reaching a sharp bend, four armed men dressed in Fulani regalia suddenly appeared from a near-by bush. They ransacked the commuter bus, carting away mobile phones, jewelleries and cash from passengers.”

Ogili Alphonsus, another victim stated that he was returning to Enugu on Monday, October 6, 2014 when some Fulani men disguised with black paint on their face attacked the communter bus he was in, robbing all the passengers of mobile phones, cash, laptops and other valuables.

The Enugu state house of assembly had earlier begun proceedings aimed at curbing the movement of nomadic cattle rearers, who have began perpetrating nefarious activities in the state.

Enugu state police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu said the police was aware of the issue but were “on it”.

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