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Enugu Massacre, Over 100 Hundred of us Were Recruited for It – Suspect

by on May 7, 2016
 

One Mohammed Zure, a suspected Fulani herdsman who allegedly took part in the recent mayhem unleashed on an Enugu community, has reportedly revealed how he and his syndicate planned and carried out the attack.
Zure, who is currently in custody at the Kogi state police command, reportedly told the Punch that the attack was planned in Kogi state, disclosing how members were recruited from different parts of the country to carry out the attack.

Recall that the rampaging herdsmen recently attacked Nimbo community, Uzo- Uwani local government area of Enugu state, killing about 50 people.
Zure was said to have been arrested after the police reportedly stumbled on a gory video of the Enugu massacre on his phone.

A police source, who pleaded anonymity said, “Zure was granted bail and because he needed someone to take him on bail, the investigating officer decided to switch on his phone.

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“Out of curiosity, he decided to go through the content of the phone. It was in the process that he discovered horrible video clips of a murder scene.

“Everything changed immediately and he was taken back to the interrogation room where he later confessed that he was the one who took the video while they were slaughtering one of the victims during the Enugu killings.
“In the video, you could hear him shouting and saying in Hausa ‘I have killed you now. You think that you can kill Fulani herdsmen and go free’.

“He personally took the picture to show his family members that he was actually successful and participated in the killings,” the unnamed police source added, noting that Zure also confessed that over 100 Fulani herdsmen were recruited for the Enugu attack after being invited from over six states from across the federation.

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The source continued, “He confessed that they were more than 100 and were selected from different states especially from Taraba , Kogi, Benue, Nasarrawa , Kas­tina , Niger and Kaduna states.

“He claimed that the people of Nimbo had killed so many of their people in the past and government did not do anything about it, adding that they also reported severally to Nimbo elders but they refused to investigate, that was why they decided to retaliate.

“Zure alleged that their people in Nimbo shared Kolanut to all cattle rearers across the country. What it signifies is that there is going to be an attack and everyone should send representatives to support them.

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“The suspect alleged that this is their custom and has been existing. He was nominated to join them because he was born and raised in Enugu by his father who is also a herdsman,” the police source added.

Speaking further, the police source said two days before the attack, the suspects all gathered in a community in Kogi and perfected how they would execute the attack.

“The police has since commenced serious manhunt for the fleeing herdsmen who they believe have fled the eastern state since the attack,” the source was quoted to have said.

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  • conscience
    May 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Comment…But I read a news report where a police officer in Enugu was reported as saying the Enugu massacre was not carried out by Herdsmen! The police IG as was the case in Agatu downplayed the crime and the casualty figure. How many people need to be murdered to arouse the Nigerian police to action?

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  • May 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Comment…DSP Ebere Amarizu should tel d world if Zure is an igboman,a Yorubaman&a Huasaman.shame on him,DSP Amarizu should resign 4rm NPF for standing so low b/c of money.May God punish Him

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  • Sehu
    May 7, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    That heartless ASP should be called back to defend his misleading statement . God will punish him . He would not escape God’s judgement.

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  • May 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Wonders shall never end, imagine such terrible terrorism. Police downplay the whole issue by telling the world the massacre was not carried by forth rated terrorist in the world (fulani herdsmen) because of collecting bribe, how can you turn open crime upside down. Crime that even everybody know it was carried by fulani herdsmen. When will Nigeria police change. This is a pity this country has refuse to be one if then let the so called country disintegrate instead of killing of Christians in south by Northern Muslims. Blood thirsty demons.

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  • Unani
    May 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Pls the Sultan should respond now, and possibly deny his kinsman. Shame on all who were busy defending the evil Fulani herdsmen, has God not exposed them now. If the Police is serious, now the have all the lead they need to fish out these evil murderers.

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  • Uzo anyagu
    May 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Comment…that’s haw buhari and nigeria poleticians & play poleticks with people life in this country, but i now is GOD PASS THE ALL.

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  • Mbaka junior Nsk
    May 8, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Ebere Amarizu have you heared the Zure confession, you told the whole public that the attack was by hudlums and not by fulani heldsmen just because they have bribed you, shame on you and may you be sacked as your CP was sacked because of this incedent.

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