A woman and her four children have been killed by gunmen in Anambra state.
The incident was said to have taken place in a community in Orumba North Local Government Area of the state over the weekend.
Confirming the development on Tuesday, the Anambra police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, said investigation into the incident had commenced.
He said, “Investigation has since commenced and our deployment is very strategic and intelligent-driven aimed at unraveling the identities of these perpetrators.”
The killing of the woman, who is said to be a resident of Hausa extraction, has elicited criticism in the light of recent attacks across the state by gunmen.
Anambra police Commissioner,
Echeng Echeng, on Tuesday, paid a visit to the Hausa community in the LGA.
In his remarks during the visit, Echeng said the police would ensure adequate security for the community.
Also reacting to the development in a statement issued on Tuesday, the spokesman to Anambra State Governor, Christian Aburime, condemned the killing, but said it had no religious or ethnic undertones.
“While it is true that there is general insecurity across the country, there is no targeted religious or ethnic killings in Anambra State. As a matter of fact, Anambra indigenes have suffered more casualties as a result of the unfortunate killings,” the statement partly reads.