Gunmen Abduct 4 Newborns in Anambra

Gunmen in the early hours of yesterday stormed a hospital in Aguata council area of Anambra State, snatching away four newborns.

The assailants also made away with bloodstained wrappers and clothes of women who just put to bed.

As a result, the residents have raised the alarm that the incident could be for ritual purposes.

A source, who spoke with newsmen, said the gunmen did not kill anyone or burn any police station this time around, but came to take away babies.

“They didn’t shoot as usual, but they drove to the hospital early morning, took the newly born babies and bloodstained clothes and drove off.

“We were told that they threatened to kill anybody who opened his or her mouth in that hospital.  Everybody is living in fear now in Anambra,” the source said.

It was reported recently that some of the gunmen called one of the medical doctors in Awka South local government area, threatening to visit his hospital if he failed to support the Biafra project.

They threatened to make the State ungovernable for Soludo, since according to them, he had been using security operatives to harass them.

One of the medical doctors, who did not want to be quoted, said since they succeeded in the latest strategy, they were likely to continue with it.

The doctor said security in State is porous, adding that only God would protect His people during the yuletide period.

“No place is safe anymore,” he said.

Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu said the command had not received any information about it, but he promised to make enquiries to ascertain the authenticity of the report.

The Nation/ Oluwayemisi Owonikoko 

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