The sleepy community of Ndiagu, Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu-West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria, was early Thursday morning, thrown into mourning following its invasion by over 50 Fulani Herdsmen armed with machetes, who slaughtered a Catholic Seminarian, Lazarus Nwafor.Four members of the Ogbodo Nwarum family, where Nwafor, the Seminarian, who finished his apostolic work at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ndiagu ,Attakwu, last Tuesday, was a tenant, sustained severe machete cuts from the rampaging Fulani herdsmen who slit the stomach of a six months pregnant Mrs. Nwarum in the operation that started at about 2.15AM.
Until his death, Nwafor, was a seminarian at the Catholic Spiritan International School of Theology, CSIST, Attakwu.
The injured victims are in critical conditions at the Mother of Christ Teaching Hospital and Parklane Teaching Hospital. Enugu. A visit to Ndiagu community at about 11.46AM showed that the agrarian community which is a 10-minute drive from Enugu metropolis has been decimated flowing from the attack. Economic activities have grounded to a halt while a deafening graveyard silence hung copious in the air. Women and children wailed profusely even as elderly men, youths lamented the brazen manner with which the Fulani herdsmen raped, robbed, maimed and took over their farmlands.