A young man identified as Ejike Odo has reportedly been killed by suspected herdsmen for attempting to save his sister from being rape in Okpulugwu Agu-Amede community in Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State in a renewed attack.
According to SaharaReporters, community sources said that the recent incident which occurred on Friday would be the seventh brutal attack on the agrarian community since January 2022.
Odo was said to have gotten a report that his sister who went to farm was attacked and being raped by Fulani herdsmen while she was returning from farm, and he rushed to the farm to rescue her.
“Unfortunately, the herdsmen who were about four overpowered him, stabbed several times before slitting his throat,” a community leader who gave his name as Justus Nwonye said.
Eha-Amufu communities share boundaries with Benue State and have had several herdsmen attacks since August 2021 resulting in several killings and sacking of eight farm settlements.
The State Police spokesman, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached to comment on the incident as at the time of filling this report.