The Enugu State Government has released a sum of N10 million for the immediate needs of victims of the Eha Amufu farmers and suspected herders clash with a promise to paying all the medical bills of those receiving treatments in the hospital.
Condemning the attack on farmers in their farm settlements at Aguamaede and Mgbuji communities in Eha Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area by suspected herders, Governor Ugwuanyi assigned a delegate to investigate the attack and assess damage on properties and lives.
To bring succor to displaced persons and casualties of the crisis, Ugwuanyi released N10 million with promise to foot other expenses.
Seeking a lasting solution to crisis of this sort, the State Government has scheduled to meet with the farmers and herders to decisively resolve the contentious issues that might have led to the recent attack.
The state government revealed this in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya; the Government also called on heads of Security Agencies to rise to the challenge and deploy more personnel to the affected communities so as to provide adequate security for life and property.
Receiving the aid on behalf of the affected persons, the Anglican Bishop of Eha Amufu Diocese, Rt. Rev. Daniel Olinya, expressed gratitude to Governor Ugwuanyi for the prompt response and intervention for victims at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.
“I am very happy this evening for the prompt interventions of Enugu State Government in the crisis in our place, Eha Amufu in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State,” Bishop Olinya said this after a closed-door meeting with Governor Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu on Tuesday evening.
The Bishop further disclosed, “The Governor has given us ten million naira to go and see the people and to meet their immediate needs and I am very sure that this will make them have a sense of belonging, make them feel that the state has heard their cry and has really come to help them.”
Number of persons who lost their lives in this crisis is yet to be disclosed but the traumatic experience on the indigenes is palpable
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