Enugu: Terrorism by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the South East has taken a new dimension instead of abating.
Just this morning a woman, whose name was not yet known was said to have been slaughtered while returning from the farm and her stomach ripped apart to remove her foetus.
Coming barely 24 hours after South East Governors wrote President Muhammadu Buhari complaining of the continued menace of the group in the region this calls for serious concern.
This is barely three weeks after a Catholic priest of Enugu Diocese, Reverend Fr. Paul Offu was killed by suspected herdsmen along Ihe-Agbude road in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The pregnant woman was reportedly murdered in Nchatancha Nike in Enugu East Council Area of the State.
Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Suleman Balarabe confirmed the tragic incident to the saying that the police was on top of the situation.
In the letter to Buhari, on Wednesday, signed by Chairman of the South East Governors Forum, the governors, had requested: “That Mr. President do approve the earlier resolution of the southeast Governors banning herdsmen without cattle and movement of cattle by foot in the zone to eliminate increasing cases of killing, maiming, raping of our women, the kidnapping of our people and the destruction of our farmlands mostly carried out by foreign herdsmen and in most cases with the backing of some compromised local herders.
“We plead with Mr. President that we publish this letter to assuage our people’s feelings who erroneously think that no efforts are being made by the leaders of the South East to tackle insecurity and economic challenges facing the zone and to let them know that her leaders before now have been working very hard without making noise as issues of security must not be discussed in the public.”
Also, a day ago Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State on behalf of the South East Governors Forum had asked “IPOB to fight the terrorist herdsmen instead of only blaming the Governors”