Enugu herdsmen attack: Police arrest one, victim suffers hearing loss
The Police in Enugu yesterday arrested one Umaru Isah from Gusau, Zamfara State for his alleged involvement in the attack on Ndiagu Attakwu community in Nkanu West Council, which on Thursday led to the killing of a Seminarian and injuring of four others.
Isah, 20, who was said to have come into Enugu recently for the purpose of rearing cattle, according to the Police, was arrested following “intelligence information gathered” over the early morning attack on the community by suspected herdsmen.
One of the victims, Ifeanyi Agbo, who was hit on the head, has had his eardrums blocked. Doctors confirmed yesterday that Ifeanyi, whose wife suffered severe cuts, has suffered “hearing loss” and may require further special care, if he must hear again.
The development came as the member representing Nkanu West/Nkanu East Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Chukwuemeka Ujam, yesterday appealed to the federal government and security agencies to protect his constituents from further attacks by herdsmen.Ujam made the appeal when he visited his Attakwu community to sympathies with the people over the attack he described as “painful and unprovoked.”
He was accompanied by his colleague, Kingsley Ebenyi, representing Isi-Uzo/Enugu East Federal Constituency and the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Gregory Ugwu.