The pregnant woman and her four children were buried in the state of Anambra.
Sunday, they were gunned killed at Isulo, Orumba North Local Government Area of the state, by members of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In an interview with Daily Trust, Sarki Kabiru Bakari, chairman of the Hausa Community in Orunba South, Anambra, stated that the victims’ bodies were retrieved Tuesday evening.
He stated, however, that the plan to bury them in their hometown in Adamawa was scrapped since the corpses were not properly cared for in the mortuary and could not survive the journey to the North.
“We have agreed to bury them on Wednesday at Awka” (today). The morgue attendant did not treat the corpses, and no preservation measures were taken; therefore, we cannot transport the corpses because they have already begun to decompose. We have no choice but to transport them to Awka and bury them there,” he explained.
Bakari stated that security men had been dispatched to the area and that the police commissioner of Anambra State had visited them and assured them of swift action.
“However, following the burial of the victims, we will all go to our hometown in the north, as we are no longer secure here.” “Once he has buried his family, the woman’s husband will return to Adamawa, where he currently works as a security guard,” he stated.
The murders represented a new low in the intensified attacks on non-indigenes by IPOB militants, who also target the police and the military as symbols of authority.
Anambra State and the South East in general have not been spared by the terrorists of IPOB, who have been inflicting havoc for a long time as part of secessionist activity.
A few days after the head of an Anambra State politician who had been kidnapped by the terrorists was discovered, the proscribed organisation carried out the massacre of the northerners.