Gunmen on Monday, allegedly abducted 15 residents of Mgbuji Eha-Amufu Community in Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu State .
The victims were reportedly kidnapped at about 7am along Mgbuji-Agu road within Mgbuji town while they were going to their farms.
Although the State Police Command could not confirm the incident, it said the command was making efforts to obtain relevant facts that would aid appropriate police actions.
A resident of the community who identified himself as Onyekachi Odo, disclosed that some of the villagers, who were going to their farms with tricycles were intercepted by the gun wielding herdsmen numbering over 20, and were abducted to an unknown destination.
Odo said, “Some of the victims were picked in their farms.”
Spokesman of Mgbuji Community, Chijioke Ogbodo, confirmed the abductions. He decried the constant attack and abduction in the community by terrorists while we have security agencies there doing nothing.
“Since they (Fulani militias) started attacking our community neither the police nor the military had arrested one 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, however, 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.