The Inspector General (IG) of Police, Solomon Arase, on Wednesday paid a visit to the Ukpabi, Nimbo community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area in Enugu State where dozens of persons were on Monday killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen to assess the situation, vowing to find a solution to the incessant attacks by the herdsmen.
The IG, who was accompanied by Senator Chukwuka Utazi, representing Enugu North senatorial district, pledged the readiness of the police to do all in its powers to ensure that those involved in the gruesome murder of the villagers were arrested and prosecuted.
“I am not happy about what has happened and that is why I have decided to come and have an on the spot assessment of the situation. I have been discussing with the senator from the area and others to enable us find lasting solution to the problem. I have been able to see what happened and we should be able to find solutions. I can assure Nigerians that nobody has the right to take the life of any other Nigerian and goes free with it. We are going to make sure that we catch them and prosecute them and we will create the enabling environment for peace. On our way here, we saw where we are trying to put a police station to increase Police visibility in this area,” the Police IG said.
The police boss, who also visited the palace of the traditional ruler of the community, John Akor, and commended their collaboration with the Police which prevented the sittuation from escalating. He also advised the community to remain law abiding and vigilant.