At least 19 persons have been killed, while scores sustained varying degrees of injury in Awkuzu community of Anambra State by suspected Fulani Herdsmen, Aprokorepublic has learnt.
According to report gathered by our News room the ugly incident happened on Monday morning in the community, which also serves as residence to students of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam.
According to our sources, students whose hostels are located in the area and other residents in the area have all fled for fear of another round of attack.
One of the sources said, “At about 2am today, we heard sustained gunshots, and everyone was afraid. In the morning, we found out that many people had been killed.
“As I speak to you, I have left our hostel, and many other students have left too, for fear of another attack.”
Meanwhile, Anambra State police Command has confirmed the attack, saying that normalcy has returned to the area, following the intervention of the Anambra State Police Commissioner.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, however, said only nine persons were killed.
Ikenga said, “The Commissioner Of Police Anambra State Police Command, CP Monday Bala Kuryas has ordered the immediate deployment of the Command’s operational and intelligence assets to identify and apprehend the unknown armed men.
“They violently attacked Ukpomachi Village, Awkuzu in Oyi LGA of the State, in the early hours of 26th, April 2021.
“Meanwhile, a crack team of police operatives of the command, led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, visited the scene and conducted on-spot-the assessment of the incidence and have successfully restored normalcy in the area and adequate security emplaced to forestall further occurrence.”
Ikenga added that, “The assailants, said to be armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons, invaded the village in their numbers and attacked the residents, resulting in the death of nine persons, whose identities are unknown. Injuries on some others as well as destruction of buildings and livestock were also registered.
“To this end, the CP, while reassuring Ndi Anambra, particularly people of the Community, of the Command’s resolve to get to the root of the incidence, has called on them to remain calm and volunteer useful information that will enable the police and other security agencies collaboratively handle and bring the situation to a logical conclusion,” he said.
See the reason Peruzzi said he has not gone to church since he met Davido
Tobechuckwu Victor Okoh aka Perruzi has revealed that he has not gone to church since he met Davido.
He pointed out immediately that he believes in God even if he had not been to church for that long. He said he was a keyboardist and chorister back then. That is about four years ago since he met Davido.
According to him he had always seen himself as a star before he met anyone in the music industry. He always made sure to wear original things and wasn’t cut off for living a fake life.
He was already branding himself before Davido met him. He also stated he wouldn’t be doing music for ever as he have other plans for himself.
See what Nigeria Customs did to Iseyin residents in a bid to rescue their officers
Residents of Iseyin said five persons were shot dead while some we’re injured when customs men opened dire on some vehicles suspected to be loaded with foreign rice.
But the customs service in a statement claimed hoodlums hired by rice smugglers attack their officers and Injured some of them in the process.
According to customs their officers acted in self defence when that unfortunate incident happened. They were trying to rescue one of their members who was about to be abducted by the hoodlums.
JUST IN : ‘I Killed Job Seeker, Ini Umoren in Self-Defence’ – Uduak Akpan
The suspected killer of Ini Umoren, the fresh graduate who met her death while hunting for job, says he took the lady’s life in self-defence.
Speaking with journalists while he was paraded by the Akwa Ibom Police Command on Friday, Akpan Uduak said he had wanted to have sex with her but she hit her and he returned the favour.
“I asked her whether she could work in a farm where hard drugs were kept; she said she could”.
“I asked her that I would like to have sex with her before she left. She agreed and gave a condition that I would have to use condom, which I did.
“While I removed the condom, she became furious and removed the nearby stabilizer to hit me on the head… While I was bleeding, in order to stop her, I used the stabilizer to hit her. When I hit her, she fell.”
Uduak, who claimed he hit the victim with a pressing iron, also atmitted at a point that five other ladies had suffered a similar fate in his hands, although none died.
In his own account, Uduak’s father claimed he was not aware of his son’s criminal activities until he was invited to Uran Police Station.
“I wasn’t aware, I’m not happy about it,” he said. “I was asked to call him and I called him back. When he arrived, I was allowed to interact with him. He told me he did something wrong and that he was sorry. I blamed him: ‘Why did you do this? You are not my only child; I have two other children and they are women. If anybody does this to your sisters would you be happy?’ He said no.”
Addressing journalists during the event, Andrew Amiengheme, Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, debunked claims that there were shallow graves and bones at the crime scene.
“There are no shallow graves anywhere; there are no bones anywhere,” he said. “That is the truth. But if anybody can show me any shallow grave there, go and show me. But I know there are no shallow graves.”
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