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BREAKING: ESN engage in shootout with armed Fulani herdsmen in Enugu, recover seized farmland

There were exchange of gunfire on Thursday as the Eastern Security Network (ESN) engaged in a shootout with armed Fulani herdsmen in Aninri, Enugu state.

Occupied agricultural land was recaptured by ESN operatives after the shooting which lasted more than 25 minutes.

A video received by OAK METRO on Friday, which confirmed the incident, showed ESN operatives advancing towards fleeing armed herders during a shootout.

An ESN operative who filmed the incident, said armed in the video that the terrorists seized and used the farmland as a hiding place where they held kidnapped victims, and hides after carrying out attacks on civilians.

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“They’ve been occupying here for years,” said the ESN agent.

No ESN member was injured in the shooting, said the non-state vigilante group.

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