Gunmen kidnap newborns from Nigerian hospital
Abuja- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the kidnapping of 5 new child infants by gunmen suspected to be members of secessionist militias who’ve continued to assault mushy targets in Nigeria’s southeast.
The gunmen on Thursday attacked the Stanley Hospital, Nkpologwu in Aguata Native Authorities Space of Anambra, the state Governor Chukwuma Soludo, who has been up in arms towards the terrorists and gunmen.
Aggravated by the motion of the gunmen on Friday, President Buhari stated the “strange incident must be resolved immediately”.
He directed that safety in hospitals should be foolproof in order that assaults of this nature should not repeated.
He additionally urged the navy to make sure that the rising crime price within the areas is decreased directly.
The marauders, who’re suspected to belong to the outlawed Militia of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), additionally took covers and garments from the ladies who had given delivery to the kids.
Residents expressed concern that the incident may very well be for ritual functions.
The gunmen didn’t kill anybody and didn’t burn any police station or assault amenities within the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, their standard targets.
“They did not shoot as standard however they drove to the hospital early within the morning, took the new child infants and drove away.
“We were told that they threatened to kill anyone who opened their mouth in that hospital. Everyone is living in fear now in Anambra,” stated a affected person on the hospital.
One of many docs, who didn’t need to be named, stated that since they had been profitable with the final technique, they’re prone to do it once more.
The physician stated safety in Anambra State was porous, including that “no place is safe again”.
Gunmen had additionally threatened to make Anambra unmanageable because the governor stepped up safety to cease havoc being perpetrated by the secessionist group and its Jap Safety Community (ESN) which is the militia arm.
The outlawed IPOB and its ESN have constantly engaged in a violent marketing campaign in Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo and Abia states within the South East which they carved out of Nigeria and declared as a sovereign nation of Biafra, much like what occurred in 1967.
The chief and founding father of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has been in jail since 2020, on trial for treason, felony and homicide, however his supporters have continued the marketing campaign.