Mohammadu Zurai, a suspect in the April 25 attack on Nimbo community in Enugu state, has given details on how the violent attack was carried.
According to the Punch, Zurai, who was arrested alongside four other suspects, Ciroma Musa, Sale Adamu, Suleiman Laute, and Haruna Laute, by the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, informed the Nigerian police that more than 100 Fulani herdsmen from seven different states took part in the bloody attack.
Although born in Enugu state, Zurai says he is from Garba Shehu town in Taraba State but lives in Kogi state.
He stated that Fulani leaders, who also rear cows in Taraba, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa, Katsina, Niger and Kaduna States, sent representatives for the massacre.
He said the attack on Nimbo was revenge of the killing of six Fulani herdsmen in the past.
Zurai said: “After we attacked the town through the bush, I saw a man who had just been slaughtered on the ground. I brought out my phone and recorded the scene.”
“I asked the dead man, ‘Your people had confidence to kill Fulani people but now you are dead. Don’t you know that Fulani owns Nigeria?’ I recorded the video to show my relatives in Kogi where I live how successful the operation was. As we moved around Nimbo, I saw an Igbo man who used to give me food anytime I was in the state. I warned him to quickly leave town to avoid being killed.”
While noting that he was invited to join the attack by one Buba, Zurai identified Fulani leaders who took part in the attack.
They include: Alhaji Suddi, Alhaji Kuriya, Alhaji Dula and Ardo Dula (living in Enugu State). Others he identified are Mallam Adamu, Alhaji Ciroma, Adamu Sarka, Alhaji Botdo, Alhaji Iro Kogi and Alhaji Fanya (from Kogi State).