From Angela Mbaocha, Abakaliki
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Ebonyi State, Philip Sule Maku, has condemned the recent attack on Fulani herders at their camp at Ukwuachi Forest Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Grea of Ebonyi State, which led to the death of two persons.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki by the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, two other herders were seriously injured during the attack and they were rushed to Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, for treatment.
Maku ordered a full scale investigation into the attack, while advising the Fulani community not go for reprisal as police would ensure that the perpetrators were caught and prosecuted.
“The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Command, CP Philip Sule Maku, has condemned the attack on Fulani herdsmen camp at Ukwuachi Forest Ishieke in Ebonyi LGA of the State, which resulted to the death of 2 persons one Adamu Ibrahim ‘m’ 7 years and Jubril Ibrahim ‘m’ 15 years leaving 2 others critically injured, who are currently receiving treatment at AE-Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.
“One Ado Ibrahim, a Fulani herdsman who reported at Ishieke Division, stated that the victims are his grand children and that the attack took place at their camp in the aforementioned area while the children were sleeping after cow grazing on the 28th September, 2020 by 9pm.”