On late Thursday, tears were shed without restraint following the merciless slaying of a female student from St Paul’s College in Eke, situated in the Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
According to credible information gathered by Waffi TV, the student met her demise at the hands of suspected Fulani herdsmen, who are believed to be kidnappers.
A resident, reaching out to our correspondent on Thursday night, reported that other students, also struck by gunfire, are currently fighting for their lives in an undisclosed hospital.
Waffi TV additionally obtained a distressing video featuring the lifeless body of the victim and some survivors of the harrowing attack.
A voice in the video narrated thus: “Fulani herdsmen attacked our students, they were going home after school; one of them was shot dead; four students were shot, one died instantly; they have done enough.
“See the corpse of the little student they have murdered; this one is unconscious, (pointing at another victim) we are praying that God will sustain her; she sustained four bullet wounds.
“This was done by the Fulanis operating at Eke-Egede Road; these are the ones that survived; the government should come to our rescue. Our place is now a death zone.”
Meanwhile, according to other community sources, the region has been a notorious hotspot for kidnappers over the years, and despite the presence of security agencies, they have been unable to quell the activities of the marauding herdsmen.
A community leader, speaking anonymously, revealed that many kidnap victims in Udi and Ezeagu areas are often held in the same location until a ransom is paid. Unfortunately, those unable to meet the ransom demand typically face a grim fate within a few days.
He highlighted that the approximately 15-kilometer expanse of forest known as ‘Ofia-akwu’ remains a perilous zone, earning a reputation as a death trap due to the numerous lives lost at the hands of Fulani herdsmen engaged in kidnapping.
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