Uzo-Uwani experienced bloody terrorist attack on April 25, 2016 in the Nimbo area. Seven Nimbo villages- Ekwuru, Ngwoko, Ugwuijoro, Ebor, Enugu-Nimbo, Umuome and Ugwuachara were invaded, and scores massacred by over 500 heavily armed Fulani herdsmen, rated the fourth deadliest terror group in the world, in the early hours of April 25, 2016. During the raid, the community's Roman Catholic church was also burnt.
According to Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the terrorism at Nimbo may have happened due to inability of security agencies to successfully act on the counter intelligence report about herdsmen grouping at neighbouring Odolu in Kogi State in preparation for attack. Attack on Nimbo followed similar attack on Abbi, another Uzo-Uwani community, where a brother and sister-Fidelis and Mercy Okeja were reportedly killed instantly, and 19 persons declared missing whilst seven houses and motocycles were raised down, earlier in February 2016.
Hon. Cornell Chijioke Onwubuya (Agunkwo); Politician, Administrator, former SSA to Gov. Sullivan Chime on Investment Promotion and, a former Commissioner under the Executive Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi
Prof. Fabian Ikenna Ajogwu; Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)
Senator Chukwuka Utazi; senator representing Enugu North senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate
Hon. Dr. Charles Anumudu; Educationmist and researcher
Sylvester Udemezu; Lecturer at Nigerian Law School, Lagos
Dr. Michael Ajogwu; Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)
Nwabueze Darlington C.; Development Economist/International Trade analyst and, a Chinese Language translator/instructor
Hon. Mathew A. Idu; former Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Enugu State.
Prof. Peter U.C. Dieke; professor of Tourism at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Igwe (Chief Engr.) Vincent I.A. Ekwedigwe; former Director of works University of Port Harcourt and current Igwe of Akiyi Umulokpa
Chief Offordile Okafor; Senior Advocate of Nigeria ( SAN)
Dr. Steve Okolo
Rev. Fr. Paulinus Ogara
Justice Ben Agbata (rtd)
Odenigbo Oliver A; Senior Lecturer at Institute of Management and Technology (I.M.T) Enugu and Assistant Secretary, state executive Ohaneze Ndigbo