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Gunmen Storm Enugu Community, Kidnap 15 Residents




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Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia on Monday reportedly raided Mgbuji Eha-Amufu, a community in the Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State and whisked away at least fifteen people.

Reports made available to newsmen said the assailants stormed the community at about 7:00 am on Monday morning and abducted their victims along Mgbuji-Agu road within Mgbuji.

Naija News learnt that the residents were abducted on their farmlands.

A resident of the community who gave his name as Onyekachi Odo told The PUNCH that some of the villagers were heading to their farms with tricycles when they were intercepted by the gun-wielding terrorists.

He said the terrorists were numbering over 20.

The spokesman for Mgbuji Community, Chijioke Ogbodo told newsmen that the community was raided this morning, and urged the government to immediately address the issue of insecurity in the state.

He decried the constant attack and abduction in the community by terrorists “while we have security agencies there doing nothing.

“Since they (Fulani militias) started attacking our community, neither the police nor the military had arrested any of the terrorists.

“We received the information on the attack this morning. We called all the security agents deployed to Eha-Amufu, but unfortunately, they didn’t respond to our distress calls. This is our tragedy,” Ogbodo said.

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He also urged the government to act swiftly to rescue the victims, whom he said, their only offence was going to their farms to get what they would eat.