Chief Osita Chidoka, former FRSC boss and the immediate past minister of Aviation last week visited the Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State after the terror attacks by suspected Fulani Herdsmen that left about 40 persons dead and many others injured on April 25, 2016.
The incident took place barely 24 hours after stories filtered out that no fewer than 500 heavily-armed Fulani herdsmen sneaked into the community preparatory to launch an attack.
About seven villages in Nimbo (Nimbo Ngwoko, Ugwuijoro, Ekwuru, Ebor, Enugu Nimbo, Umuome and Ugwuachara) were among the areas attacked.
Ten residential houses and a church, Christ Holy Church International, aka Odozi Obodo, were also said to have been burnt by the herdsmen just as vehicles and motorcycles were destroyed and domestic animals killed.
A young man, whose name could not be ascertained, was burnt inside a commuter bus belonging to one Ejima, son of a prominent man popularly called ‘Are you there’ near the Christ Holy Church, Nimbo.
While addressing the people of Nimbo, Chidoka condemned in strong terms the attacks and killings. He however assured the people of prompt action should the government fail to live up to its duties.
He advised the people not to take laws into their hands while believing the government of the day to do all within its powers to bring the perpetrators to book.
Chidoka said killing is not just a crime, but also a sin and is condemnable even in the Muslim faith, so one thing is certain, ‘Onye gburu mmadu ga akwu ugwo ya’ (he who kills another must pay for his action).
He assured the people of his continued support to help them overcome the challenge, he prayed God to give them the strength to overcome the situation “May God give you the strength to endure and overcome the situation”.
In his closing, he asked the people of Nimbo to be patient, while assuring them that no one has the right to scare or instill fear in them in their community and promised a defeat of their enemies.
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