(Photos) Sad as Fulani herdsmen attacks farmer in Enugu,Chops off fingers

There is tension at Nkanu West Local
Government Area of Enugu State,
following reports that a Fulani
herdsman, cut off five fingers of a
farmer, identified as Ndubueze Oboro
in the area. Oboro was in a bush at
Ozalla in the area when the
unidentified Fulani herdsman accosted
him and gave him a deep cut on his
back shoulder with his machete, before
cutting off his five fingers.
The state Police Spokesman, Ebere
Amaraizu declined comments on the
issue saying that he was attending a
course at Abuja. However, other police
sources confirmed the incident, adding
that the victim was attacked at about
1.30pm.
The victim is now at the UNTH. Three
of his fingers were cut off from the
right hand while two were cut off from
the left hand.
“We were at the market square at
about 1.30pm when we were alerted
that Oboro was attacked by an
unidentified Fulani herdsman in the
bush. When we rushed there, we saw
Oboro in serious pains as his five
fingers had been cut off apart from the
deep cut on the back of his shoulder.
“The suspect had eloped soon after
committing the offence but as the
victim was about to be taken to
hospital, irate youths sighted one
Abdulrahman Usman another Fulani
herdsman passing-by and pushed him
down, inflicting injury on his head.
“However, Usman was immediately
rescued together with another Fulani
who was released to go home, while
Oboro and Usman were taken to
hospital for treatment,” the police
sources said in Enugu, yesterday
evening.
Saturday Vanguard learnt that police
men at Ozalla had already visited the
scene of the crime and recovered two
of Oboro’s severed fingers and
deposited them at the University of
Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku -
Ozolla, for preservation while
investigations into the incident had
commenced.



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