Police condemn killing of two herdsmen in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command has condemned in totality the assault allegedly launched on herdsmen by unknown assailants, which resulted within the alleged loss of life of two individuals in Ebonyi neighborhood.

The command made this identified in a press release signed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Philip Sule Maku and forwarded to DAILY POST by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.

The commissioner, nonetheless, ordered for a full-scale investigation into the reason for the loss of life of the 2 herdsmen; one Adamu Ibrahim ‘m’ 7 years and Jubril Ibrahim ‘m’ 15 years who had been residents of Ukwuachi Forest Ishieke in Ebonyi LGA of the state.

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CP Maku, nonetheless, urged the Ishieku neighborhood to stay calm, stressing the readiness of the command to revive peace and order within the space.

The assertion stated: “The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Command, CP Philip Sule Maku, has condemned the assault on Fulani Herdsmen camp at Ukwuachi Forest Ishieke in Ebonyi LGA of the State, which resulted to the loss of life of two individuals one Adamu Ibrahim ‘m’ 7 years and Jubril Ibrahim ‘m’ 15 years dwelling two others critically injured, who’re at present receiving therapy at AE-Federal Educating Hospital Abakaliki.

“One Ado Ibrahim, a Fulani herdsmen, who reported at Ishieke Division, said that the victims are his grand-children and that the assault passed off at their camp within the aforementioned space whereas the youngsters had been sleeping after cow grazing on the 28th September, 2020 by 9pm.

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“The Commissioner of Police, who undertook a tour to the realm, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter with a view to arresting the perpetrators who fled the scene instantly after the incident.

“He additionally urges most people particularly herders to stay calm and to not embark on any reprisal assault because the Command below his watch will go away no stone unturned for the curiosity of justice,” he said.

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