Enugu herdsmen clash: CP visits community, reassures fleeing villagers

The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, *CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu has led a team of Security Agencies in the State to the troubled Adani community where about 8 persons were killed in a clash with herdsmen.

The security team and the Executive Chairman of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area to Adani Community, for on-the-spot assessment of the acts of violence allegedly perpetrated in the wee hours of 28th March, 2021 by yet to be identified hoodlums.

The visiting team confirmed the death of 6 persons and gunshots injuries by two (2) others, as well as the burning down of some shops and destruction of property.

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The Commissioner, while calling for calm, ordered the State CID to conduct tacit investigation to identify and bring perpetrators of the unfortunate incident to book.

AssHe further reassured commitment of the Command to collaborate with Sister Security Agencies and relevant stakeholders in the Community, to avert reoccurrence of the violence.

He also pleaded with members of the Community to be their brothers’ keeper and eschew acts of violence, even as the Police meticulously investigate the case.

In his remarks, the Executive Chairman of the Local Government Area, Hon. Chukwudi Celestine Nnadozie, thanked the Police and other Security Agencies for the quick intervention, which helped in restoring normalcy in the area.

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He specially thanked the CP and Heads of other Security Agencies for embarking on the trip, noting that it would further help to restore a sense of confidence in the people of the community.

Enugu Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, reports that the Heads of the Sister Security Agencies that accompanied the Commissioner of Police are: Mr. Brown Ekwoaba (State Director, DSS, Enugu State), Mr. valentine Afrika (Commandant, NSCDC, Enugu State Command) and Mr. Abdul Abdullahi (State Commander, NDLEA, Enugu State).

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