- Governor David Umahi has condemned the recent attack on some communities in Ebonyi state
- Umahi explains why the attacks could be linked to herdsmen
- The governor warned that such attacks could lead to widespread violence
The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has alleged that herdsmen are linked to the recent attacks in the state.
The governor disclosed that evidence shows that the herders deserted the affected communities just before the attacks started.
“Your excellency, we are touched and we are encouraged by this visit, I’m told the murderers left a telephone which contains their contacts, their call logs and pictures.
“Your excellency, these things are enough to get these people apprehended, very shocking is that at the point of the attack, all the herdsmen living in Ishielu local government all deserted.''
Umahi called on the federal government to prevent further attacks in Ebonyi state and the entire southeast.
The federal government promised justice for victims
Meanwhile, the federal government has pledged to ensure justice for victims of the recent attacks on three Ebonyi communities.
According to The Nation, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo promised that the attackers would be arrested and duly prosecuted.
He said it was the responsibility of federal, state and local governments to ensure that such killings did not occur.
In another news, Ndinne Igbo, an all-women socio-cultural organization, has threatened its members would march naked across Igboland to protest killings by herdsmen in the region if the situation is not addressed immediately by the relevant authorities.
The southeast has been plagued with coordinated killer herdsmen attacks in the last few weeks, resulting in the death of hundreds of people.
The group condemned the recent herdsmen attack in Enugu and Ebonyi states by herders, lamenting that many Igbo children have become victims of the deadly attacks.