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Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill lecturer in Enugu

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed one Dr Nnamdi Ogueche, a senior lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

The gruesome murder took place in the early hours of Thursday.

Ogueche was allegedly shot dead while returning from a peace meeting between his kinsmen and Fulani herdsmen in the State capital on Wednesday night along Iwolo Road in Ezeagu Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the peace meeting was summoned by the Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Security Matters, retired Brig Gen. Fred Eze.

The meeting was between members of the communities and herdsmen in Uzo-Uwani and Dr. Ogueche attended the meeting as the Administrative Secretary, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Council.

The killing of Ogueche is coming less than 24 hours after a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ugwu was killed by suspected kidnappers.

Our correspondent learnt that late Ogueche was picked at the meeting as a member of a team sent to assess the level of damages in yam and other farm crops in his community, Adaba and Lokpa by suspected herders.

The State Police Commissioner, Sulieman Balarabe has confirmed the latest killings in the State.

Briefing newsmen Thursday at the police headquarters, Balarabe assured the resident of the state that the Command would do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Commissioner also paraded 11 suspected criminals arrested for various crimes; among them were five Fulani Herdsmen that specialized in kidnapping in the State.

According to the Commissioner, the suspects were arrested between March 1st and March 21st.

Some of the items he said that were recovered from the suspects include; one gun, one AK-47, 28 round of live ammunitions, one tricycle, one Sienna bus, three locally made pistols with 25 live cartridges and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards.

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