Some residents of Igbariam, a community in Anambra state, have fled the community after the attack by unknown gunmen.
It was reported that the attack left about 9 people dead and others injured.
This has led to serious unrest and panic by the residents in the area, especially the Anambra State University students who live there.
Due to this panic, some of them were reported to have carried their bags and fled the community, with proof of photos and videos circulating across social media platforms.
As regards the attack, the Anambra State Police Command released a statement on Monday, 26th April, signed by DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anipr, PPRO Anambra State Police Command.
“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, 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.”
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