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With the recent conflicts beseiging them, the Ha-Amufu Community, in Isi Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, have come out to openly declare that they have not reached any agreement with Fulani herdsmen, over their recent activities on their land or the community.
The community had also described as false some of the claims in some quarters that they have reached agreement with the herders on how they should operate in their community and their farm lands, saying that discussion between them is still going on.
The community in a statement signed by Tony Edeh and Comrade Louis Ede, Chairman and Secretary of the community’s Peace and Reconciliation Committee, respectively, denied reaching any agreement so far with the herders but they admitted that they met with some leaders of the Fulani but have not arrived at any decision yet.
The meeting, according to the statement, was on how “to stop incessant killing of our people, kidnapping and other criminal activities” allegedly by the herders.
They said the meeting “has not been concluded and no resolution has been taken because we want to involve the government as the community cannot do it alone”.
They argued that reaching any agreement without the involvement of the government would not be in the best interest of the community.
The community therefore urged the public to ignore any claim made “on our behalf as it is not the true position of our discussion”.
In another report, Chief Johnny Chukwudi Metchie who is the President General of the Umueri community in Anambra State has come out to openly debunked and do away with all the reports which have been making the rounds that some Fulani herdsmen invaded his community and wreaked havoc.
A video which had gone viral on social media had captured a man alleging that gunmen who had been suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked the Umueri community.
But in a press statement he personally signed on Thursday, Metchie warned against spreading false information capable of inciting violence between members of the community and Fulani herders. He also warned those spreading the fake news, particularly a man identified as Delight to desist from such acts.