Nineteen Fulani herders have been slaughtered by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the Igbariam community of Oyi local government area of Anambra State.
It was learnt that the hoodlums stormed a storey building housing the Fulani herders in the community around 2a.m on Sunday.
It was also learnt that 12 women, 7 men and yet-to-be disclosed number of children were killed by the hoodlums. According to reports, the criminals brought out the victims, stripped them naked, tied and slaughtered them.
Speaking on the sad incident, a member of the community who prefers anonymity told newsmen that the criminals beheaded three men, cut out private parts, breasts and hearts of some of the women and carted them away.
The source added that the criminals killed 25 cows, injured 19 and slaughtered five others.
“Two children are currently in the hospital. A nine-month-old child’s forehead was edged out by the criminals”, he stated, adding that “the unfortunate thing is that all the victims belong to the same family”.
The spokesperson of Anambra State Police Command, Ikenga Tochikwu, did not respond to calls our correspondent put across to his telephone line up to the time of filing this report.