Hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen at the weekend stormed Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State, leaving six people dead, some of them beheaded.
An eyewitness, Mr Orjiako Nnaluo (Ideh Anam) who spoke to journalists said that the herdsmen stormed farm settlements known as Agweopia Camp, Iyiogbu Camp and Iyinkolo, respectively around 5:40a.m and started killing people, burning houses and raping many women.
Mr Nnaluo said before people of the area could know what was going on, the herdsmen had killed six people, leaving about 30 others with various degrees of injuries.
The injured, he said, are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
He called on the Anambra State government to quickly come to their rescue, saying that all the local farmers had all deserted the area.
He said that the farmers were trying to recover from a previous attack by the herdsmen, which he said claimed three lives.
He said the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano was aware of the case and had promised to resolve it.
Speaking on the incident, the Anglican Bishop of Mbamili Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Henry Okechukwu Okeke condemned the killings by the attackers, describing it as unfortunate, obnoxious and inhuman.