Two robbers identified as Fulani men who broke into the Saint Luke’s Anglican Church, Egu-udele, Obukpa in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria are currently receiving treatment at the Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka. An to eye witnesses stated that the thieves who robbed the Church were apprehended and handed over to the police after running away with the stolen church properties.
The narrated witness the story:
“The neighbourhood watch operating in the community was quickly alerted. When they got to the scene,the two Fulani men took to their heels,after shooting in the direction of the security men. They took to their heels having seen that they were out numbered. They were chased by the vigilante group. One of the Fulani robbers while attempting to scale the fence of the church, broke his leg severely. The two men were eventually caught and the vigilante men handed them over to the Nigerian Police.”
The eyewitness continued his story with regrets:
“Do you know what happened? The Fulani group, Miyetti Allah sent a delegation of Fulanis to the traditional ruler of Egu-udele, Obukpa community. They came to the traditional ruler and told him that if the injured Fulani thief dies, they (Fulanis) would return with venom and would wipe out the entire community and burn it down! The following day, after the Miyetti Allah group’s visit,the Divisional Police Officer(DPO) in the area came to the same traditional ruler and admonished him that the community should do everything possible to treat the wounded Fulani criminal as the Federal Government, according to the Police Officer, was very upset about the condition of the Fulani thief! The Community, the Anglican Church, and their traditional ruler were thrown into panic, so they quickly arranged and took the Fulani man to Bishop Shanahan Hospital, at Nsukka. As you are reading this, that thief is receiving treatment at the hospital. To add salt to injury, the community is not just responsible for his hospital bills, but also his feeding cost and his brother Fulanis are said to dictate each day what should be brought as either food or sundry items for the injured Fulani thief”.