Tension In Anambra As Many Communities Turns Ghost Town

Residents of Orsumoghu in Anambra State’s Ihiala Local Government Area have been compelled to migrate to the bush due to the threat of masked gunmen.

According to some locals who contacted with The Nation on Monday, the gunmen left notes in some of the homes detailing their “visit.”

According to locals, the most recent of these attacks occurred over the weekend at around 2.15 a.m.

When the gunmen arrived, one of the residents, who only desired to be identified as Salome, told The Nation that they began shooting indiscriminately and went from home to house abducting residents.

People were compelled to flee the town, markets, and shops as a result of the situation.

Mazi Okorie Okalawa, the deputy village head in the Orsumoghu community, condemned the attacks’ terrible impact on lives and livelihood.

He claimed that the village had become a ghost town, with most residents fleeing to Awka, Onitsha, and other nearby cities.


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