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Suspected Mastermind of Herdsmen Attack on Enugu Community Arrested



Umaru Isah

Umaru Isah

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested the suspected mastermind of the herdsmen attack on Ndiagu Attakwu Akegbe Ugwu community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.

A statement from the command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, in Enugu on Friday gave the
name of the suspect as Umaru Isah from Gusau, capital of Zamfara.

Amaraizu said that the arrest of the suspect followed intelligence made available to the command.

“The Enugu State Police Command in its resolve to unmask the perpetrators of the attack on Ndiagu Attakwu Akegbe Ugwu has nabbed one Umaru Isah over his alleged involvement in the incident.

The suspect, who claimed to be 20 years of age, said he came to Enugu from Gusau in Zamfara State to rear cattle, but has none to rear till now.

Investigations are still on with a view to unmasking his gang,” he said.

The spokesman said the police would, however, stop at nothing to ensure that those involved in the act were apprehended and brought to book.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the community was attacked by suspected herdsmen in the early hours of Thursday during which a Catholic seminarian, identified as Lazarus Nwankwo, was killed.

Four other victims from the same family, including a pregnant mother, also received varied degrees of life-threatening machete cuts on their heads and stomach.

Photo Credit: Daily Post

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. The Real Oma

    August 26, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Please hold him tight and make sure you fish out his gang, they did not come to Enugu to rear any cattle, they came to maim, to kill and to destroy. The people of Enugu are suffering a lot more from these devilish human beings than the media is reporting. Two weeks ago, I was in a vehicle with some residents on that windy road that leads from Enugu to Awka , i cannot remember what it is called, and the men were telling me how so many people have lost lives and property on that road from Fulani men that jump out of the bushes in the late evening to attack commuters; drivers cannot speed on that road because of its extreme curves. I was filled with rage as they recounted their experiences.
    I know it is one Nigeria and all, but if a group of people begin to kill the people who welcome them, then the owners of the land have to rise up to protect their own. The Fulanis cannot be allowed to get away with killing South Easterners in the North and also in their very own states as well!
    May God rest this Seminarian and to all others who have lost their lives to these evil souls that forget death is a debt we will all pay, and also grant quick recovery to the injured.

  2. Dtruth

    August 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Lies lies lies…This dude looks nothing like a damn freaking Fulani herdsman let alone a mastermind of a community attack…..

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