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Enugu Killings: Ekweremadu, Obi, South-East PDP Govs Meet

Ike Ekweremadu
Posted: May 2, 2016 at 5:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)





Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, and South-East Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors met at Enugu Government House on Sunday to discuss the recent attack on Nimbo Community in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Ekweremadu who briefed journalists after the meeting, said all the five South-East Governors were supposed to be part of the meeting but they couldn’t reach the Governors of Imo and Anambra States.

Ekweremadu said himself and Peter Obi were attending the meeting as stakeholders.

The Deputy Senate President said they had started taking stock of what happened at Nimbo and they were sending condolences to families of those killed and sympathizing with those in the hospital.

Ekweremadu disclosed that all the governors will meet within the week and visit Nimbo.

He said after taking stock, they would meet again and thereafter reconvene in an enlarged meeting with stakeholders and come out with a position.

The host Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and his Ebonyi and Abia counterparts, Dave Umahi, and Okezie Ikpeazu were at the meeting.

Earlier, while on a visit to Nimbo, Ekweremadu announced that the National Assembly would start public hearing on the Grazing Bill today.

He commiserated with the relatives of those killed in the attack and sympathized with all those who were injured.

Ekweremadu promised to open a police post for the people of Nimbo and give them electricity transformer.

He donated N2million the community and announced that National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) would start distribution of relief materials in the community today.