The Vanguard Newspaper reports that a red-cap chief in Eke community of Udi local government area of Enugu State, South East Nigeria, Tamgbo Ogueji, has been gruesomely murdered by some rampaging Fulani herdsmen who took the laws into their hands on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Enugu chief murdered by Fulani herdsmen
Some Fulani herdsmen have been causing havoc in Enugu State and in the process, murdered a village chief.
The 85-year-old Ogueji was said to have been shot in his house by the Fulani men who have been causing havoc in the community and attacking anyone who challenges them for grazing in his farmland.
President-General of the Eke Town Union, Anthony Enu, said the community is angry and the youths may take the laws into their hands to seek revenge if security operatives do not come to their aid quickly.
"Last year, the same Fulani herdsmen killed two of our brother, Matthew Aniugo and Chiagha Chigbo, in their farms. The town is boiling with anger now.
We have reported the matter to the police. We are calling on all relevant authorities to prevail on these Fulani herdsmen to ensure justice for our people."
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