Anambra State government has imposed curfew on 6 Anambra communities after 9 people were killed and others injured by unknown armed men.
The curfew was imposed on Igbariam, Aguleri, Umueri, Nteje, Awkuzu And Umunya.
In a statement, the Secretary to Anambra state government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu said the curfew which begins today, Monday, 26th April, 2021, is between 7pm and 6am daily.
The statement advised Anambra indigenes and residents of the state living in these communities to obey the curfew order, as security personnel are on strict orders to enforce the curfew.
Earlier today, it was reported that residents and students in the affected communities were fleeing as they feared for their lives. A video of the 9 bodies lying on the floor after the attack was shared with LIB but it’s too graphic to share. Some of the dead were decapitated.
Due to the attack, residents and even Anambra State University students who live in the area began to panic.
Reacting to the attack, the Anambra State Police Command released a statement on Monday, April 26, 2021.
The statement disclosed that the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas, has ordered immediate deployment of command operational and intelligence assets to identify and apprehaned perpetrators.
The statement signed by PPRO Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anipr, reads: “The Commissioner Of Police Anambra State Police Command, *CP Monday Bala Kuryas fsi*, has ordered the immediate deployment of the Command’s Operational and Intelligence assets to identify and apprehend the unknown armed men, who 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, have 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.
“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 (9) persons (whose identities are yet unknown), injuries on some others as well as destruction of buildings and livestock.
“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.”