Mother, 4 siblings, 3 others killed as gunmen unleash terror on Anambra communities

Tragedy struck again in Anambra state on Sunday as residents of some communities became the latest victims of the perennial bloodletting going on in the state.

No fewer than seven persons were killed in various communities across the state by gunmen.

Isulo and Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area, as well as Abatete in Idemili North LGA are said to have been invaded by the gunmen.

It was gathered that four siblings and their mother were killed in the attack at Isulo.

Two persons were killed at Abatete while another person was killed at Nanka Orumba North LGA.

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed those areas and opened fire on the victims and left.

The state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, said the details of the incidents were still sketchy.

Ikenga added that the command would issue a statement on the incidents on Monday when they must have gotten a clear picture of what transpired.

However, one of the senior police officers who spoke in confidence confirmed the Isulo incident.

He said that the woman and her children did not look like people from Igboland.

But he failed to confirm the other two locations, saying, “I have not received the signals of those ones.”

Tension had already heightened in the state following the constant attacks of the gunmen in recent times.


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