On Monday, July 18, gunmen posing as herdsmen kidnapped over 15 inhabitants of Mgbuji Eha-Amufu Community in the Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State.
According to Punch, the event happened at around 7:00 am in Mgbuji town along the Mgbuji-Agu road while the victims were leaving for their fields.
Onyekachi Odo, a local, told the newspaper that the villagers were riding tricycles to their farms when they were kidnapped by more than 20 armed militants.
“Some of the victims, according to information reaching us, were picked on their farms.”
Spokesman for Mgbuji Community, Chijioke Ogbodo, who also confirmed the abduction, alleged that security agencies have done nothing in spite of the continous attacks.
“Since they (Fulani militias) started attacking our community, neither the police nor the military had arrested any of the terrorists.
“We received the information on the attack this morning. We called all the security agents deployed to Eha-Amufu, but unfortunately they didn’t respond to our distress calls. This is our tragedy.”
He also called on the state government to do something immediately to rescue the victims, whom he said, their only offence was going to their farms to get what they would eat.