A sad incident has left residents of Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State in shock after an attack by alleged Fulani herdsmen.
There is serious pandemonium in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, following reports that a Fulani herdsmen attacked and cut off five fingers of a farmer, identified as Ndubueze Oboro in the area.
It was gathered that Oboro was in a bush at Ozalla in the area when the unidentified Fulani herdsman approached him and gave him a deep cut on his back shoulder with his machete, before cutting off his five fingers.
According to Vanguard, the victim is now at the UNTH. Three of his fingers were cut off from the right hand while two were cut off from the left hand.
“We were at the market square at about 1.30pm when we were alerted that Oboro was attacked by an unidentified Fulani herdsman in the bush. When we rushed there, we saw Oboro in serious pains as his five fingers had been cut off apart from the deep cut on the back of his shoulder.
“The suspect had eloped soon after committing the offence but as the victim was about to be taken to hospital, irate youths sighted one Abdulrahman Usman another Fulani herdsman passing-by and pushed him down, inflicting injury on his head.
“However, Usman was immediately rescued together with another Fulani who was released to go home, while Oboro and Usman were taken to hospital for treatment,” the police sources said in Enugu, yesterday evening.
It was also learnt that policemen at Ozalla had already visited the scene of the crime and recovered two of Oboro’s severed fingers and deposited them at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozolla, for preservation while investigations into the incident had commenced.