There is tension in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State as herdsmen on Wednesday shot dead the secretary of the local government council along Olo town in Ezragu local government area of the state.
The late secretary was identified simply as Nnamdi Ogueche was said to have gone for a peace talk between communities and the herdsmen that have been terrorising parts of Uzo-Uwani local government area in the recent past when the herdsmen allegedly ambushed his vehicle and shot him dead in cold blood.
It was gathered that the council secretary in company of three others in a vehicle were returning from the peace meeting when the alleged herdsmen attacked their vehicle, causing stamped and uneasy tension while the occupants of the vehicle jumped out to different directions into the bush for safety and the assailants allegedly pursued the council scribe and shot him dead instantly along Ezeagu LGA community road that shares common boundary with Umulokpa community headquarters of Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State.
Reacting to the report, the Chairman Uzo-Uwani local government area Mr Fidelis Ani disclosed that the council scribe was killed along Olo community road while returning from a peace meeting.
He added that the immediate cause of the killing has not been ascertained, but the entry has been lodged at Ezeagu police division at Aguobu Owa for investigations to unveil the circumstances surrounding the killing.