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Herdsmen’s attacks: Police to train Enugu vigilante groups

By Francis Igata

ENUGU—Plans were, yesterday, concluded by the Enugu State Police Command on the training of 472 Neighborhood Watch Groups to compliment security services at grassroots level to forestall attacks by Fulani herdsmen in any community in the state.

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This was just as traditional rulers in the 472 communities in Enugu State, yesterday, converged on the Enugu State House of Assembly Hall where they vowed to tackle cases of insecurity in communities,collaborating with the Police to protect their subjects from further attacks and invasion.

These came on the heels of last Fulani herdsmen’s invasion on April 25 of Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state where 46 natives were slaughtered.

Police authorities in the state had planned a town hall meeting with traditional rulers, herdsmen, religious leaders, youth bodies, and local vigilante groups aimed at adopting effective security measures that will ward-off the invasion of communities in the state by criminal elements.

A statement from Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebere Amaraizu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, stated that ”the command engaged all the traditional rulers of Enugu State where issues relating to community security and partnership were highlighted and discussed with a view to ensuring that our communities are made safe and secure.”


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