All is set for the
burial this weekend for 50 of those killed by
herdsmen in Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Council of Enugu State last April
Parish priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nimbo Rev. Fr. Joseph
Obetta Okeke made this known to visiting coalition of non-governmental
organisa-tions (NGOs) from Enugu led by Fr. Ambrose Ekereku of the
Carmelite Prisoners’ Interest Organization (CAPIO).
Although, he was not sure of the number, he said at least 50 bodies
are awaiting burial. Others which were badly mutilated had already been
The cleric, who suffered mild stroke following the herdsmen attack,
recounted how he smashed his car while rushing himself to hospital.
“My blood pressure was so high that I did not know when I hit a tree on my way to the hospital,” he said the coalition were Women Aid Collective (WACOL), Juliet Ibekaku
Hope Project, Women in Peace Network (WIPNET), National Council of Women
Society (NCWS), National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ).
The visiting NGOs donated various foodstuffs and one million naira to the devastated people of Nimbo.
The leader of the team, Ekereku called on the state governor, Ifeanyi
Ugwuanyi to urgently rebuild Nimbo community. Ekereku also urged
government to pay more attention to the development of rural areas.