Unknown Gunmen in the early morning of Tuesday night killed numbers of traders including their families in the Ihiala local government area of Anambra State.
It was gathered that the Unknown Gunmen began the attack between the hour of 12 a.m to 1 O’clock on Tuesday morning.
We learnt, some of the traders including their families were dragged out of their houses and shot dead.
The victims are said to be trading on Suya and yams mostly.
A video of the attack made available online saw one of the female deceased victims lying lifeless on the street with her wrapper, which suggest, she was on the bed sleeping when the Unknown Gunmen invaded the house.
The attack on Tuesday morning caused tension in Ihiala local government area, forcing banks and shops in the council area to refuse to open for operation following heavy present of men of the Nigerian Army and other Joint Security Operatives.
The video posted online showed four dead bodies on the street close to Bank road which is a little distance to Ihiala-Orlu road.
Passers-by said there were other dead bodies on the streets in other locations within the Ihiala main town.