VANTAGE NEWS reported that Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Monday attacked a village in Ngbo community of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The attack which reportedly led to the loss of many lives and destruction of properties comes barely two weeks after a deadly attack by the marauding Fulani herdsmen in two communities in the state led to the death of over 16 persons.
The Ebonyi State government in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, some hours after the attack said the attack was not carried out by Fulani herdsmen.
“So far, preliminary investigations reveal that the attack was not carried out by Fulani herdsmen as being speculated in different quarters but is linked to the age-long crisis between the community and their Agila neighbours of Benue State,” the statement read partly.
However, many residents insist the attackers were herdsmen.
Some Nigerians on twitter are angry over the situation.
See what they are saying below:
Dave Umahi is playing politics with the lives our people in Ebonyi State. It's time to deal with these guys.
— Oluchi Christy (@oluchristty) April 12, 2021
SHOCKING REVELATION🤔#Ebonyi State Govt says preliminary investigations indicate that d attack on a village in Umuogodo Akpu Ngbo, Ohaukwu LGA wasn’t Bandits but fallout of an age-long boundary dispute btw d people of Ngbo & their neighbours in Agila in Ador LGA of Benue State
— UNCLE DEJI (@DejiAdesogan) April 12, 2021
People were slaughtered in Ebonyi state yesterday and people seem to have moved on like nothing happened. Wow
— DEMAGOGUE PhD.💘senior advocat🎓 (@von_Bismack) April 13, 2021
Ebonyi state is bleeding🤦🏿♀️
— Neche (@Neche201) April 13, 2021
Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state was worst hit by the attack of Fulani herdsmen early hour today. Many lives were killed and many properties destroyed 😭😭😭
— Stateless For Now Until #Biafra is Free (@princeiel) April 12, 2021
Now that we know it wasn't Fulani herdsmen that attacked Ebonyi community, who's going to be the first to tender an unreserved apology?
I will expect Dr Joe Abah to go first, every time they hurriedly accuse Fulani herdsmen, after careful investigation, it's always been a lie
— Abrahams Isaac Adigun (@Sbdsng) April 13, 2021