Fulani Herdsmen Attack, Rob Journalist’s Wife, Others Along Enugu-Onitsha Highway
As a section of the country continues to live in denial over the menace of Fulani herdsmen, the gun-bearing nomads Wednesday morning attacked a commuter bus ferrying the wife an Enugu-based journalist, Abuchi Anueyiagu, and others, hurting and disposing them of their belongings including cash.
The incident occurred along the terrible and turbulent Enugu-Onitsha highway.
The husband of the victim narrated the incident on his Facebook wall thus: “This morning, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, between the hours of 7 and 8, my dear wife and other passengers in the commuter bus conveying them to work, from Enugu to Awka, were attacked by well-armed large number of Fulani cattle herders on the horribly dilapidated Enugu-Onitsha expressway and dispossessed (robbed) of their personal belongings: monies, hand bags containing valuable documents, telephone handsets, wallets and other items at gunpoint.
“Eyewitness account has it that while in transit on their way from Enugu to Awka Anambra State where she works, a horde of Fulani cattle herders suddenly emerged from the bush in-between Oji River and Ugwuoba with strong arms and blocked their bus along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway and robbed them of all their belongings at gunpoint, and very curiously the incident was said to have occurred very close to a military checkpoint on that expressway”.