Gunmen have allegedly stormed a private maternity hospital in Nkpologwu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State and forcefully took away four newborn babies, during the attack.
A source from the community told Daily Independent that the incident took place on Tuesday night, and only became public to members of the community on Wednesday morning.
The source said: “It happened in our community, and people have been discussing it in hush tones since Wednesday morning. They said some gunmen stormed the hospital (name withheld) and took away four babies from the hospital.
“From what people are saying in the community, no one was injured, and no one was killed in the attack too. It is yet to be known what the purpose of the kidnap of the babies was.
But speculation in the community is that they could have taken the babies to sell them to childless individuals, while others say it could be for ritual purposes.When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Tochukwu Ikenga said that he has no such information with him at the moment.