Update: Pregnant woman allegedly raped and killed by suspected herdsmen in Enugu, has been identified


The woman and murdered by suspected Fulani at Nchatancha in East Local Government Area of , has been identified as Mrs Regina Mba.




We reported earlier that the widow was murdered by suspected after harvesting cassava from her farm on Wednesday August 21. Corpse of the deceased was found in a bush near a stream, after the villagers organized a search party to look for her.




Upon visiting the farm on Wednesday, the search party only found the wheelbarrow Regina took to the farm. The community however received information that the mutilated corpse of a woman was dumped by the Asaba River on Thursday.




One of the community leaders, Ejike Nnaji told newsmen “When the youth rushed to the place, they discovered that the corpse was that of the missing woman.


“We saw several machete cuts on her , including the head and neck, and her pants removed; we are suspecting that she must have been attacked and by the bandits in the bush.”


Security operatives were deployed to the area after the incident led to a and destruction of properties. Giving an on investigation into the murder incident, ’s Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu appealed to aggrieved residents to be calm.


“Following the report of the incident of alleged murder of a woman on a farm in the Nchatancha community in Emene, , which was received by the command today (Thursday), the Commissioner of , Sulaiman Balarabe, has directed a full-scale investigation with a view to establishing what actually happened and the persons involved and their motives, among others.


“The command further advises members of the public to continue to be law-abiding and avoid any thing that will truncate the existing peace and security in the as security operatives will leave no stone unturned towards unmasking those behind the dastardly act.


“Meanwhile, the corpse of the deceased woman has been deposited in the mortuary of the Annunciation Hospital for autopsy” he said.

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