The Enugu State police command have dismissed a video showing Fulani herders and their cattle being chased out of a community in the state.
In the video which was shared on Wednesday on Youtube, a group of people with sticks and clubs could be seen chasing out a large herd of cattle from a community.
In the less than 3 minutes video, someone could be heard on the background saying, “this is Oduma, Aninri Local Government of Enugu State. Fulani herdsmen and their cows are being pursued out of this community…”
Reacting to the video, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, said nothing like that happened in any of the communities in the state.
“Painstaking inquiries conducted as well as intelligence information gathered could not establish that the alleged incident took place in Oduma community and its environs as reflected in the said video clip,” Mr Amaraizu, a superintendent noted.
Amaraizu noted that the people behind such were only out to cause “disaffection, disunity and promote hatred amongst people of various ethnic backgrounds.
“The video clip in circulation is the handiwork of mischief makers who want to portray the law-abiding youths of the Enugu community and the entire state in a bad light.”
He added that people should disregard such “mischievous video clip in circulation and go about their normal lawful businesses without fear, intimidation, and molestation.”