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The Enugu State Government has condemned, in strong terms, the attack on farmers in their farm settlements at Aguamaede and Mgbuji communities in Eha Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area by suspected herders, which resulted in casualties with some indigenes of the communities displaced.
Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya who is the Secretary to the State Government, condemned the dastardly act in a statement, issued on Thursday.
He called on heads of security agencies to rise to the challenge and deploy more personnel to the affected communities, to provide adequate security for life and property.
Prof. Ortuanya stated that the state government, in its determination to put an end to the lingering crisis between farmers and herders in Eha Amufu, will meet with their leaders to decisively resolve the contentious issues that might have led to the recent attack.
The state government condoled with families of the deceased and sympathised with the victims who sustained injuries as well as those who were displaced.
Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has released N10 million for the immediate needs of the victims in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, and further committed to paying all the medical bills of those receiving treatments in the hospital.
Governor Ugwuanyi has also ordered that a state government’s delegation to visit the victims in the hospital and IDPs camp, to review their situation and ensure that they receive adequate medical attention.
Reacting to the development, Anglican Bishop of Eha Amufu Diocese, Rt. Rev. Daniel Olinya, expressed gratitude to the state government for its prompt interventions in the crisis.