Before the attack

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A few days before the Fulani militia attacked the communities in Ishielu LGA of Ebonyi state on Monday, resident herdsmen packed up and left the area.

They were all aware of the plan to launch the terror attack if they didnt plan it themselves. They did exactly the same thing at Nimbo, Uzo Uwani LGA of Enugu state nearly 5 years ago on 25 April 2016.

Lessons from the Fulani rules of engagement: no herdsmen should think of returning in the near future to the same place they left to enable their militia to strike. The message seem to be that no herdsmen should think of EVER setting foot in Ebonyi state or any part of the SE again. I was surprised that they returned to Uzo Uwani just a few months after the attack on Nimbo.

What is the thinking behind returning to the same area your militia attacked after a few months? Does it correspond with the reason(s) for leaving the same area before the militia launched the terror attack?

Mbe Nwaniga

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