Although the number of students killed are yet to be known, it was learnt that on Sunday midnight, some lodges where attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen at igbariam Junction.
A Twitter user identified as Somto Okonkwo confirmed that little children, women, men were killed and beheaded during the gruesome account.
He wrote: “I Just Confirmed The News About The Gruesome Slaughter By Fulani Herdsmen In Igbariam, Anambra State. Little Children, Women, Men Were Killed & Beheaded (I Have Other Videos To Confirm This But I Can’t Post). There Is Serious Tension In Igbariam Right Now. More Details To Come!”
I Just Confirmed The News About The Gruesome Slaughter By Fulani Herdsmen In Igbariam, Anambra State. Little Children, Women, Men Were Killed & Beheaded (I Have Other Videos To Confirm This But I Can't Post). There Is Serious Tension In Igbariam Right Now. More Details To Come! pic.twitter.com/0A45ypSJHT
— Somto Okonkwo (@General_Somto) April 26, 2021
However, KanyiDaily got in touch with a lecturer in the university who confirmed to us that the lodge/hostel in question is an abandoned hostel occupied by villagers not students.
It has not yet been confirmed if the people murdered were students or villagers.
UPDATE 2: Students within the vicinity told Kanyi Daily News that they did not hear any strange noise last night. Because if people were being murdered, there would have been shouting and cries for help.
UPDATE 3: It is being suggested that those people were probably murdered else where and their corpses dumped at Igbariam.
UPDATE 4: It’s not yet confirmed if Fulani herdsmen carried out the deadly attack because it’s being rumoured that the dead bodies might be fulani.
Suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, #IPOB, have slaughtered 19 #Fulani herders in the #Igbariam community of Oyi LGA of Anambra State.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that they invaded a storey building housing the herders around 2a.m on Sunday. #terrorism pic.twitter.com/zkcGRvMZ6T
— Mkmail (@mkmailng) April 26, 2021
Below are some reactions and videos of the tragic incident:
Here's a video to confirm the Ongoing Slaughter by killer Fulani Herdsmen in Igbariam, Anambra State. These are Armed Fulani Herdsmen going about the area Slaughtering Innocent People. A friend in the area just sent me this video. There is serious tension right there now. pic.twitter.com/7LyEwg8q3Z
— Ada-Eze (@Real_AdaKing) April 26, 2021
In the video are Fulanis in a neighborhood at Igbariam, Anambra state today moving from house to house killing Igbos. ESN was established to stop this from happening. The Gov't that's attacking ESN, can't stop the Fulanis from killing Igbos, which means they're birds of a feather https://t.co/pwtvUszA3d
— Sparrow News Network 🕊️ (@snnbiafra) April 26, 2021
LIVE scenes from COOU, Igbariam in Anambra State.
Parents go suffer pay school fees finish, only for their pikin to dey run like refugees cos of insecurity.
Again, fcuk Buhari. pic.twitter.com/7nyXreK6Q0
— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) April 26, 2021
This is happening in igbariam. pic.twitter.com/60PzMWlIMN
— Nigerian By Force! (@Francis32269624) April 26, 2021
— Troyes Dave (@DaveTroyes) April 26, 2021
Fulani has done it again at igbariam Anambra state, Wili is truly working as people is now running away from their homes because of fear #EndNigeriaNow #BiafraExit #BREAKUPNIGERIA pic.twitter.com/MxgEKrgFd8 pic.twitter.com/OL1F9gQfZ1
— #BIAFRAEXIT MEDIA (@Igbokwe_Biafra) April 26, 2021
— I am a cool guy🌼 (@EbonySlim5) April 26, 2021
The attack comes a few weeks after suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed over 15 persons in Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities in Ebonyi State.