Tension has engulfed Enugu State, following the arrest of a suspected Fulani herdsman, with an AK 47 rifle, at Ugbawka in Nkanu East LGA of the State.
The herdsman was arrested on by vigilant Ugbawka youths who were suspicious of his mission in their community, with a high caliber assault rifle.
The youths immediately handed over the arrested herdsman to the police and the suspect was in the custody of the Enugu State Police Command as at the time this report was filed on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
Further information obtained by our correspondent, revealed that the security agencies including the army and police swiftly responded to the security threat.
A detachment of soldiers from the 82 Division of Nigerian Army and five police units including the Anti-Terrorism Squad, Anti-Cult and Special Anti-Robbery Squad, were immediately deployed to the community
It could be recalled that Enugu State came under deadly attack by herdsmen twice in 2016.
At least seven people were killed when herdsmen attacked Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani LGA while an attack on Akagbe Ugwu community in Nkanu West LGA, left two persons dead.
Although the mission of the armed herdsman to Ugbawka community could not be ascertained as at press time, a source said there was a history of frequent confrontation between herdsmen and the indigenes who were mostly rice farmers.