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Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by AtikuNetwork: 4:22pm On Feb 19
Residents say the attack on the Anambra community was carried out by suspected members of IPOB.

By Taiwo-Hassan Adebayo February 19, 2021

Six children have been killed in an attack on a community in Anambra State.

The children, all under 10 years old, were killed during an attack on a Fulani community in Oba, Idemili Local Government Area.

Residents said the attack was carried out by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), amid escalating ethnic tensions in Nigeria.

Members of the community told PREMIUM TIMES they would not retaliate as they are trusting the security authorities to deliver justice to them, with the host community and state assuring of solidarity and assistance.

The attack happened on Tuesday evening but the facts were slow to emerge and PREMIUM TIMES just confirmed on Thursday evening.

Horrific photographs obtained by PREMIUM TIMES show the deceased children savagely macheted and one said to be just one-year-old, burnt.


Also, the background of the photographs shows razed homes. The impact of the attack suggests children were targeted or that they were only killed because elderly members of the community were absent at the time attack was carried out.

PREMIUM TIMES also obtained a short video showing the remains of the children wrapped in white cloths ready after they were washed and before internment according to Islamic tradition.

Following the attack, the community is now displaced.

Surviving victims are now taking refuge inside the army barrack in Onitsha, the patriarch of the community, Dogo Isa, army sources, and Mahmud Imam, who has seen the displaced persons, told PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday.

All the six children were buried inside the barrack, Mr Isa said, a claim corroborated by other sources. Mr Isa said the oldest of the slain children was six-year-old.

The police spokesperson for the state, Haruna Mohammed, said he was not aware of the attack.

An IPOB lawyer and spokesperson, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said, “I am not aware of this one” when contacted on Thursday.

Names of the slain children as disclosed by Mr Isa are:

1. Nasiru Laminu, two years old;

2. Sirajo Ali, two years old;

3. Zainabu Mutmeru, four years old;


4. Aminu, two years old;

5. Mairo, six years old; and

6. Maryam, one year old.


Mr Isa said nothing happened to their cattle because it was in the evening when the animals had been herded to the stream.

He said he has been in Anambra State for 43 years but, on Monday, he was called by a person, who asked him and his extended family to leave the community.

“The person told me I should take my family to the north because the Fulani are no longer wanted in Igboland,” Mr Isa said. “They said they gave me one day to leave. But around 5 p.m., on Tuesday, I was called that I should come home. Then, I met six of our children dead and my house razed. All of us had to leave to stay in the barrack here.

“I have begged the soldiers to help me get the man that called me to take him to the police.”

IPOB

Led by a fugitive, Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB is agitating for the secession of the Igbo from Nigeria, decades after late Odumegwu Ojukwu first mobilised the nationalist aspirations of the ethnic group to break away, resulting in a 30-month civil war (1967-1970) that led to the death of millions.

With years of bad governance and the government’s failure to address the challenge of national integration, secessionist agitations were reawakened by IPOB, leveraging people’s anger against the state.

In 2017, Nigeria proscribed IPOB and declared it a terrorist organisation amid a major standoff with the army in Abia, the home state of Mr Kanu.


The group has rejected being labelled a terrorist organisation saying its actions and demand for secession are peaceful. But it recently established a formation called Eastern Security Network, which it said would protect the Igboland “against Fulani herders.”

Criminal herders have been involved for a long time in deadly conflicts with farmers across the country – and recently in cases of abductions for ransom.

But communities in southern Nigeria have recently declared readiness to resort to self-help against the Fulani herders, bringing even the innocent among them at risk of indiscriminate violence.

The IPOB-linked Eastern Security Network is currently the target of a “not-so full military operation” in Orlu axis of Imo State.

In Oba area, fear of a Fulani reprisal has risen, a local police source said.

Mr Isa said the host community leaders had been calling to sympathise with him and assure him of solidarity. He said he should let security authorities handle the matter instead of resorting to self-help.

PREMIUM TIMES could not speak with any of the local leaders but a soldier corroborated Mr Isa’s account.

“They said they heard that some Fulani were coming to attack but I have told them that it is not true and no Fulani will attack them in retaliation but they should help us find the person that called me and those that attacked us,” Mr Isa said.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/443855-exclusive-six-children-killed-in-attack-on-anambra-community.html

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Fahdiga(m): 4:22pm On Feb 19
Stale. reasonable Nigerians knows the truth. terrorists Fulani will kill people and the press will term it IPOB handwork just to paint IPOB black. for the records once again, IPOB is a non violent group that is agitating for the sovereignty of Biafra.

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by LMS1(m): 4:36pm On Feb 19
Wetin Pain Me Be Say Na Children Wey Nor Sabi Anything Those Fools Kill.
If Truly It Is IPOB That Killed Them
Then I Say To Them:
IPOB My Left Yansh!
Smh

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Nigeriabiafra82: 4:45pm On Feb 19
Source and picture with video back up
Oor

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by flamingREED(m): 4:51pm On Feb 19
How can you look yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, "look, today, I'm going to be so stupid. I'm going to say very stupid things. And I'm glad for whom I'm becoming – the stupidest man on land and on Nairaland." and with a kind of smile?

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Cpossibility: 4:51pm On Feb 19
kiss

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by adeolakemi: 4:51pm On Feb 19
lol exclusively written by taiwo adebayo a Yoruba journalist? lol I rather believe the devil

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Fahdiga(m): 4:53pm On Feb 19
adeolakemi:
lol exclusively written by taiwo a Yoruba journalist lol I rather believe the devil
Don't mind them. the OP deserves ONE SLAP from Hausa man

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by limeta(f): 4:54pm On Feb 19
Pictures or you hell bent

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Karemarealty288(m): 4:56pm On Feb 19
Op ...Afo tagbu gi there!!!

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Paperworka: 4:57pm On Feb 19
dem don rush put am for front page because ESN kill fulani child soldiers, So all those farmers that where beheaded by the parents of these dead children are nothing ba? abeg let them feel the pain too

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by OfoIgbo: 4:57pm On Feb 19
Obviously a fake news.
So who was looking after the one and two year olds?

So was the six year old kid left in charge to look after the much younger ones?

Pure fabrication.

By the way, I doubt if NK gives a hoot after all, this terrorist government has already declared his organisation a terrorist group.

Having said the above, I hope ESN commences executing any Fulani terrorists still indulging in open grazing in the east. ESN has to up the ante.

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by OfoIgbo: 5:02pm On Feb 19
adeolakemi:
lol exclusively written by taiwo adebayo a Yoruba journalist? lol I rather believe the devil

Guys be careful. Fulani terrorists are experts at implicating an innocent party. I won't be surprised if that Taiwo guy is actually a Fulani DSS operative, intent on bringing the Yorubas into the mix to destroy any southern solidarity that might emanate from the current Fulani attempt at taking over some southern lands

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by annygifty(f): 5:04pm On Feb 19
I don’t understand what’s happening in this country anymore.

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by CoalcityBoi: 5:04pm On Feb 19
lie from hell

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Igwe355(f): 5:04pm On Feb 19
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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by chatinent(m): 5:04pm On Feb 19
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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by BraggaJ: 5:04pm On Feb 19
Smh. This is not good at all. But this was bound to happen because the ESN/ipob recruits comprise of mostly hoodlums and criminals with AK-47s who are answerable to no one (not to Kanu nor the igbo governors). It would be difficult to even apprehend the perpetrators because I am sure even Nnamdi Kanu does not know most of them (ESN members) nor can he vouch for them.

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Triangles1(m): 5:05pm On Feb 19
If my Igbos brother can direct their online atomic energy on physical problem facing them.


They can argue to be the citizens of Lagos and disown Anambra.
I know Namdi kanu is fighting for a cause but non of his children, siblings got affected from this war, they should not allow BuBu to endanger their live at home and outside Nigeria, I'm begging Igbos brother please all of you should rethink and end this war till will get a president who cares about human life.

My girl friend is Igbos and I'm not ready to leave chineyen.

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by sammysmiles(m): 5:05pm On Feb 19
Anything and Everything goes in this country
Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by YungMillionaire: 5:05pm On Feb 19
This is bad. I know the Fulani have killed thousands of children all over Nigeria but still children MUST be off limits.

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by tiswell(m): 5:05pm On Feb 19
Nonsense and fakest news

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by MVLOX(m): 5:05pm On Feb 19
Is this how they plan on getting the Biafra....

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Priwillo: 5:06pm On Feb 19

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Dexpro: 5:06pm On Feb 19
It is well with my soul

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by OkoYibo: 5:06pm On Feb 19
adeolakemi:
lol exclusively written by taiwo adebayo a Yoruba journalist? lol I rather believe the devil

Don't drag Yorubas into this. Face your fulani friends.

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by Viknat(m): 5:06pm On Feb 19
Ah
Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by lonecatt(m): 5:06pm On Feb 19
You mean Fulani will kill their own and claim it is ipob ?

Ipob that has started carrying ak47 is the one you claim is non violent?
People like you need to be stripped naked ,hot pepper poured on you and flogged with koboko.

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by NwaNimo1(m): 5:07pm On Feb 19

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Re: Six Children Killed In Attack By IPOB On Anambra Community by EdiskyHarry: 5:07pm On Feb 19
Continued deceiving yourself, I am not from Anambra state, I'm not even an igbo man, I just left Anambra state yesterday after spending 2 weeks there, I have not heard this kind of a news. Please stop spreading this fake news as it doesn't speak well of you and this forum.

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