Igbariam Killings by the Fulani herdsmen.
Igbariam Killings. Anambra Government Imposes Curfew On Igbariam, Aguleri, Umueri, Nteje, Awkuzu, And Umunya Communities.
In reaction to the gruesome killings and the beheading of little children, men, and women at Igbariam junction in Anambra State by Fulani herdsmen, the government of Anambra state has made a swift move to impose curfew in Igbariam and the surrounding towns.
Earlier today, the public was alerted through a social media video of dead bodies of men, women, and children who were also beheaded and had their corpses heaped together. It was alleged that the gruesome massacre was perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen.
This claim was backed by videos that have been circulating on social media. To ensure the crisis does not escalate, the governor of the State, Willie Obiano has imposed a curfew in the affected areas.
This information on curfew was made public this evening by the Anambra Broadcasting Service News.
Igbariam Killings: Anambra Government Imposes Curfew on these Communities
The statement about the curfew reads in parts:
“Anambra State Government Imposes Curfew On Igbariam, Aguleri, Umueri, Nteje, Awkuzu, And Umunya Communities
Anambra State government has imposed a curfew on the following Anambra communities; 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 7 pm and 6 am daily, until further notice”.
The curfew is imposed to checkmate the movement of people in the affected areas. All the travelers and Ndi Anambra and residents of the state living in these communities are advised to obey the curfew order, as the security personnel is on strict orders to enforce the curfew.
Meanwhile, information reaching 9jainformed News says that prior to the massacre of the innocent residents of the area, Fulani herdsmen in the Igbariam had alleged that their cows were missing in numbers. It is therefore not out of place to say that the killings were in retaliation for the missing or stolen cows.
Investigations are still ongoing and we will surely keep you updated on the latest development.