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Police Deny Planned Herdsmen Attack In Enugu State

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Enugu State Is Very Safe – Police

The Enugu State Police Command has denied rumours circulating of a planned attack by suspected herdsmen militia on an agriculture based community in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command SP Ebere Amaraizu, made the denial in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Enugu.

He described the rumour of planned attack on Ezi-Nze community in Udi council area as the handwork of idle minds who wanted to cause panic in the minds of residents of the state.

“The command is calling on rumour and conflict mongers to steer clear of Enugu State.

“For over two years now, the state government has set-up an active Herders/Farmers Conflict Resolution Committee, made up of prominent people as well as leaders of herders and farmers in the state.

“The committee has been working hard since then and we have not recorded a single clash between herders and farmers close to two years now,’’ he said.

The police spokesman reiterated that the state had remained and would continue to be peaceful, adding that the police was not resting on their oars to ensure peace.

He, however, warned those planning to obstruct peace in the state to retrace their step, stressing that they would be arrested and made to face the law.

“The person or group with genuine complaints can also see the police commissioner in the state and confide in him as well.’’

According to him, trouble-makers should have a re-think and embrace peace for the benefit all and sundry.

In a similar vein, the President-General of the community, Chief Kelvin Ochinanwata also denied the media report about the rumour of pending attack on the community and advised the public to disregard it.

He said: “As far as I am concerned, there is no tension anywhere in my community and our people are going about their normal daily activities without fear or favour’’.

Source: Naija News