Herdsmen killings: Ugwuanyi convokes emergency security meeting

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Following killings by Fulani herders in communities in Eha-mufu, Isi Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor of the state has convoked an emergency security meeting.

Reprisal by youths in the communities led to the burning of a dangote trailer on Wednesday.

Soldiers were said to have moved into the town to stop the youths leading to escalation of tension and residents fleeing for their safety.

Local sources said some parts of Eha-mufu main town had been deserted while some students of the federal college of education in town started deserting the school.

In attendance in the meeting on Friday are governor Ugwuanyi who is chairing the meeting; the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani; the Garrison Commander, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. M.K Ibrahim; the Air Commander, 553 Base Services Group, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Enugu, Air Commodore Isaiah Taiwo; the State Director, Department of State Services (DSS), Habu Maina Daluwa; and the State Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Aloysius Obiorah.

Others are the Controller of Corrections, Nigerian Correctional Service, Enugu State Command, Nicholas Obiako; the Acting Comptroller of Immigration, Enugu State Command, DCI Mukhtar T. Musa; the Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi Command, AC Opaluwa O.P; and the representative of the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Enugu, Anthony Ogbodo.