A peaceful demonstration lead by Mrs Joy Onyeso on Tuesday stormed Government House, Enugu to express their anger against the recent killing in Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state by the Fulani Herdsmen.
The demonstrators was made up from Michael Okpara Square, Enugu to Government House, Enugu where they presented their grievances to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on the killing of the Nimbo indigenes.
Receiving the protesters, Governor Ugwuanyi noted how sad he felt when he visited the troubled community, recalling that he wept openly after seeing scores of victims and displaced persons in the community.
Ugwuanyi stated that he had queried the security operatives to explain what transpired on the eve to the incident, stressing that he was assured that all was well in the community.
The governor told WILPF Nigeria that he had already met with the traditional rulers, with a view to proffering solutions to the future occurrence.
Earlier, The leader, Mrs Joy Onyesoh, told the governor that other CFO’s organisations convened on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Roban Hotel, Enugu, to look into the Fulani herdsmen crisis at Nimbo community.
“We strongly condemn the killings, abductions and maiming of our people in vulnerable communities in recent past, especially the killings of April 25 at Nimbo community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area that claimed several lives,” she added.
“We demand a comprehensive public and transparent enquiry into the immediate and remote causes and aftermaths of the Nimbo community killings by alleged Fulani herdsmen. We demand accountability and zero tolerance for unlawful extra-judicial killings and wanton destruction of properties in accordance with Nigeria’s constitution and obligations under international human rights laws,” they stated.
The demonstrators also called for an urgent extension of humanitarian aid to victims, which should be fast tracked and effectively monitored.