‘Why Is Governor Ugwuanyi Sitting On The Fence In The Biggest Foreign Investment South Of The Sahara?’

Let’s make noise until something is done.

The project

After a careful survey of economic activities in Africa,a Chinese group known as GoalMark group,traced most of the Sino-Nigerian trading activities to the people of South East Nigeria and so decided to set up an industrial park in the south east region/Enugu state to be precise,the Group which has its headquarters in Beijing, China met with the then Enugu state Governor,Sullivan Chime who quickly went ahead to make the initial arrangements to help setup the mega-investment. They signed an MOU with the Enugu state government slightly over one year ago with hopes of getting the project kick started as soon as possible,the leader of the group’s delegation Mr.Lin Feng made it clear then that the company decided to go ahead with the project after a careful study from which they confirmed Enugu as a conducive place for it. Continue reading “‘Why Is Governor Ugwuanyi Sitting On The Fence In The Biggest Foreign Investment South Of The Sahara?’”

Uzo Uwani killings: Enugu vigilantes to get guns

Arising from crucial security meeting with Enugu state government, traditional rulers and presidents-general of more than 450 town unions in the state, yesterday resolved to amend the laws establishing vigilante groups to strengthen them and possibly enable them to bear arms.

The security meeting, coming one week after suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani council area, killing scores, was organised to stern further occurrence.

Anambra State has also announced that it has been running a helicopter surveillance on its border areas to detect any suspicious gatherings or movements.

Several groups in the South East have threatened to evict the herdsmen from the zone, but the Federal Government has appealed to them not to take the laws into their hands.

Source: Herders attacks: Enugu to equip vigilantes with arms – Blueprint

Revealed: The matter that led to herdsmen attack on Uzo Uwani

Root cause of the invasion, Daily Trust on Sunday was informed that the relationship between Ukpabi Nimbo and its herdsmen guests was severed in 2015, when the hosts demanded that the herdsmen must leave their land.

They accused them of unleashing destruction on their farms as well as raping their women. Last year, a fight between the herdsmen and Nimbo people reportedly led to the loss of lives on both sides. At last, the herdsmen were said to have angrily left the community, but some of them stayed back inside the bush.

Government must redouble efforts to create peace and security for both the herdsmen and their host communities, but grazing reserves should be dropped from the equation, because it could breed feelings of being cheated out of their ancestral lands.

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremmadu has said there is nothing like Grazing bill in the National Assembly. Their should be nothing like it even with different semantics.

Source: Nigeria: Enugu Killings – How We Came Under Attack – Villagers – allAfrica.com

Idoma group sharply criticises Northern Governors for defending herdsmen

The group cautioned that statements on a sensitive issue like the mindless killing of innocent Nigerians by the herdsmen should be handled with utmost care not to aggravate the already tense situation in parts of the country.

The killing of scores of people by the herdsmen in Agatu, Enugu and other parts of the country has drawn widespread condemnation and soured relations between Fulani herdsmen and other Nigerians. and has made the creation of special reserves for the

It has made the creation of special reserves for the herdsmen more or less an impossible task, given the massive opposition by Nigerians who see it as a subtle move to take ancestral lands from other ethnic groups and hand them over to Fulani herdsmen.

Many Nigerians fear that given what has been going on, any lands handed over could be converted to ancestral lands by the Fulanis and could generate massive conflict with the original owners who would then feel ripped off their ancestral patrimony, which could lead to violence in the future, even years from now.

Source: Idoma group faults northern govs for defending herdsmen – Vanguard News