President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the kidnap of four newborn babies from a hospital in Anambra State.
Naija News recalls that some unidentified gunmen had attacked a maternity hospital in Nkpologwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. The attackers reportedly picked the babies and zoomed off.
A source told The Punch that, “It happened in our community on Tuesday night and people have been discussing it since Wednesday morning. They said some gunmen stormed the hospital (name withheld) and took away four babies from the hospital.
“From the information we got from the residents around the community, no one was injured, and no one was killed in the attack too. The motive for the invasion of the hospital is not known to anyone.
“Some people said they could have taken the babies to sell them to childless individuals, but others are saying it could be for ritual purposes.”
Reacting to the abduction of the newborns, the president ordered security agents to solve the crime without further delay.
Condemning the incident, Buhari said, “this case must be solved immediately.”
A statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, quoted the president as saying: “He directed that security at hospitals must be fullproof so that attacks of this nature do not happen again.”