Gunmen attack Anambra hospital, kidnap 4 newborns

Some suspected gunmen attacked hospital in Aguata council area of Anambra state, carried away four newborns

The incidents which occured in Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s council sees the assailants also made away with bloodstained wrappers and clothes of women who just put to bed.

Meanwhile, residents in the area have raised an alarm that the incident could be for ritual purposes

An eyewitness who recount the incident said the gunmen did not kill anyone or burn any police station this time around, but came to take away babies

He said: “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.

The Informant247 earlier gathered that some of the gunmen called of the medical doctors in Awka South local government area to threaten an attack visit to his hospital if he failed to support the Biafra Movement

They also threaten to make state ungovernable for Governor Soludo, since according to them, 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, nothing that the security in state is porous, adding that only God would protect His people during the yuletide period.

“No place is safe anymore,” he said.

The Police public relations officer (PPRO), Ikenga Tochukwu said the command had not received any official information about it, while promising to make enquiries to ascertain the authenticity of the report.

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