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I have nothing left in this world – Husband of Muslim family of four killed by IPOB breaks silence as gunmen butcher another northerner in Southeast

The husband of the pregnant woman killed along with her four children by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Jubril Ahmed, said the tragedic incident has left him with nothing else in this world.

According to Daily Trust report, Jubril who works as a security guard in Anambra State said his wife was nine months pregnant and the family was expecting a new baby within the week when they were killed.

Recall, Intel Region reported the killing of a Muslim pregnant woman of Hausa extraction and her four children on Monday, May 23, 2022 along Isulo, Orumba South LGA the state.

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He said, “They were coming back home after she visited her sister who was living in the nearby town. She and the four children were all wearing hijabs; that was why the gunmen targeted them.

“As I’m talking to you, I’m in the process of recovering their corpses. The police have given me some documents which I will use to collect the corpses. I’m in the mortuary now, they are demanding N30, 000 from me before they will release the corpses of my family.

“My hope is to take the corpses to Ganye Local Government Area in Adamawa State and bury them because the cemetery the Arewa community is using here is already filled,” he said.

Jibril gave the name of his late wife as Harira Jibril, 32, and those of the four children as Fatima, 9; Khadijah, 7; Hadiza, 5; and Zaituna, 2.

“I’m now left with nobody; they have wiped out my entire family. I am so worried and in trauma, there is a need for the government to do something,” Jibril said.

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The leader of the Hausa Community in Orunba South, Sarki Kabiru Bakari, speaking on the development said hey later recovered the corpses of the victims Tuesday evening.

He, however, said the plans to take them to their hometown in Adamawa for burial had been cancelled because the corpses were not taken care of in the mortuary, and could not withstand the travel to the North.

Bakari added that the security personnel had been deployed in the area and that the Anambra State police commissioner has visited them and assured them of swinging into action.

“But after we bury the victims, we will all relocate to our hometown in the North; we are no longer safe here. The husband of the woman will also relocate back to Adamawa as soon as he buried his family; he is working here as a security guard,” he said.

In a related development, another Northerner living at Onitsha, a city in Anambra state has been killed by gunmen suspected to be IPOB.

The victim is identified as Yerima June Musa who hailed from Kaduna state. Before his death, he was the head of Engineering Department, South East Zone at New Crystal Communications Limited.

Meanwhile, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) have condemned the killing of northerners in the South East by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

While the NEF urged the government to take decisive actions to end the killings, the ACF called on the government to pay attention to security.

The government of Anambra state, however, reacting to the allegation of ethnoreligious cleansing in the region said that the coordinated killings weren’t targeted at northerners but a general case of insecurity affecting everybody.

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