Suspected Herdsmen Abduct 8-year-old Daughter Of Vigilante Chairman In Enugu Community

Suspected herdsmen abduct 8-year-old daughter of vigilante chairman in Enugu community

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have kidnapped an 8-year-old lady in Agu-Amede neighborhood, Isi-Uzo Native Authorities House of Enugu State. 


The sufferer is alleged to be the daughter of the Chairman, Agu-Amede neighborhood Neighbourhood Watch Group, Mr Sunday Olinya popularly commonly known as ‘Sunday Sharia Driver’


It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about seven stormed Olinya’s residence with AK-47 rifles on Sunday, November 21 nevertheless he managed to escape.


They kidnapped his daughter, Nmesoma, after allegedly ransacking the house and stealing some valuables.


Sources suggested PUNCH that the assault appeared linked with the insistence of Agu-Amede neighborhood, the place Olinya is the chairman, that herdsmen mustn’t come to destroy farm crops of their neighborhood three weeks previously after over 50 hectares of rice farms that had been just about ready for harvest had been destroyed by cows.


Orinya, who confirmed the assault and the kidnapping of his daughter on Monday, talked about that he had reported the incident to the police and some officers had visited his residence twice.


“I was sleeping spherical 1 am on Sunday morning and I heard a bang on the door. I was sleeping within the lounge so immediately I woke up. I heard the second bang I stood up and requested who’s that? Nonetheless I acquired no response,” he narrated. 


“I went close to one in every of many residence home windows and regarded exterior, I seen two herdsmen with AK-47 rifles positioned to shoot. I rushed to the once more door, I equally seen two herdsmen positioned with their AK-47. The entire lights within the residence had been off nevertheless the protection lights had been on and my partner and children had been nonetheless sleeping of their rooms.


“They normally (herders) had positioned themselves spherical my residence. So, the one risk obtainable since there was no neighborhood to call for assist was to find a way to flee. Fortuitously for me, there’s one window within the residence that had no burglary proof and I wanted to flee from there.


“Immediately, they noticed that I had escaped they started taking photos indiscriminately in my place nevertheless I was unhurt. Nonetheless, in numerous to not entice quite a bit consideration, they rushed, broke one in every of many residence home windows and went inside the house. They ransacked all over the place, collected some valuables along with money and my partner’s phone and kidnapped my eight-year-old daughter who was sleeping.


“My partner suggested me that they regarded for her as she overheard them asking my daughter the place is her mother. Based mostly on her, as soon as they heard the taking photos she and my son woke up and went and hid inside one in every of many rooms nevertheless my daughter was nonetheless sleeping in her room.”


Olinya, however, well-known that his family have established contact with them by the partner’s phone and that they’re demanding N15 million ransom for her launch.


“They suggested a member of the household who was in fastened contact with them that they bought right here to kill me and to not abduct my daughter, that I had unfinished enterprise with them.”


Requested what kind of unfinished enterprise he has with them, Olinya talked about “I don’t know. What I do know is that my neighborhood requested them a few month previously to not come to destroy our farm crops. This occurred after they destroyed with their cows about 50 hectares of rice farms in Akpouf Agu-Amede.


“So, all through the incident, one in every of many householders of the cows talked about that his boy was wounded and insisted that he need to be dealt with. Our neighborhood despatched N50,000 to the Alhaji for the remedy of the boy herder he claimed was injured. Our people didn’t kill their cattle or their people. The similar Alhaji had come to my residence with totally different leaders on two occasions with huge money to allow them to graze their cattle in my neighborhood which had been turned down.”


Spokesperson of the command, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the abduction of the lady nevertheless talked about that the attackers had been armed robbers.


“What we had is a case of alleged abduction of 1 8-year-old Nmesoma Olinya (f), on 21/11/2021 at about 3.48 am, by yet-to-be-identified armed hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers, who broke into their residence at Agu-Amede in Isi-Uzo LGA on the talked about date and kidnapped her, whereas her mom and father escaped. In the meantime, full-scale manhunt of the assailants and rescue of the sufferer has since commenced.” he mentioned. 


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