August 13 2023

Enugu State Govt. clears kidnappers’ camp, converts it to farmland

Governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah, has cleared a kidnappers hideout, the dreaded Agu Udene forest in Akpawfu, and given the land to farmers.

Akpawfu, a community in Nkanu East local government area in Enugu State, has been in crisis for more than 35 years ago due to land dispute.

Daily Trust reported in May that gunmen sneaked out from the forest onto the natives while they were asleep at night. A lot of Akpawfu people were slaughtered in the attack.

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Upon investigation, it was revealed that the gunmen had been living there in Agu Udene forest where they came out constantly to unleash mayhem in the village and its environs. One side of the warring villagers had been hiring the gunmen for the attack.

However, Governor Mbah, who had declared war on criminals in Enugu, sited an agricultural company at the kidnappers den, having completely erased the forest.

We’ll vandalize oil companies in S/East – Simon Ekpa (video)

The self-imposed leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa, has shared another video today.

He restated that sit-at-home order would continue in South East every Monday, and equally threatened that his boys would visit all oil companies in the region to vandalize their oil installations.

Ekpa, who said this in a video he shared on his verified Twitter handle, equally described as illegitimate the IPOB members who has joined the voices in the East to call for end of sit-at-home order.

Watch the video below:

4 killed in Ezeagu, Enugu in a fresh communal crisis

The Spokesperson of Enugu State Police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, has notified the public that 12 suspects have been arrested in connection to the communal crisis in Ezeagu local government area in the state.

In a statement, Ndukwe said that the clash between the Oyofo and Awha communities took place on Friday at about 10 am and that four people were killed.

“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the deployment of police operatives to Oyofo and Awha communities.

“The deployment is to maintain the normalcy already restored in the area after the clash.

“The clash led to the murder of four males and the burning of one tricycle and five motorcycles,” he said.

The police spokesman noted that preliminary investigation showed that the clash was due to land ownership tussle between the communities.

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Posted August 13, 2023 by Jude Ogbonna in category "News +

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