Tragedy struck in Aba, Abia State when gunmen beheaded a yet-to-be-identified man, after killing him at a bar in Aba, Abia State.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the unknown gunmen numbering about four were said to have stormed the drinking joint along Georges Street by St. Michael’s road junction in a tricycle and shot the deceased thrice, beheaded him with a machete and fled the scene.
The incident caused panic in the area as people scampered to safety, leaving their drinks and vehicles as well as the deceased in a pool of blood.
Though the reason for the killing was yet to be ascertained, sources have attributed it to cult violence.
A business owner along St. Michaels Road said; “The drinking joint was filled with people enjoying themselves until there was a gunshot. Nobody knew where it came from, but everybody scampered to safety. When I returned to close my shop, I saw a man lying in a pool of blood and they cut off his head. The police later came and took the corpse away.”
The deceased had received a telephone call from someone whom he directed to the drinking joint. A few minutes after the call, the gunmen arrived in a tricycle and shot him thrice and cut off his head. It was also said that the gunmen fired sporadic shots as they left the area.
Efforts to get the reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abia State Command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, was unsuccessful, as he neither responded to calls nor a message placed on his handset at the time of filing this report.
However, a top police officer at the Aba Area Command confirmed the incident, adding that the corpse had been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary in the city.
In a related development, the Abakaliki -Owutu Edda Community in Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has accused the former Commander of the recently disbanded Ebubeagu Security Outfit in Afikpo South Council Area, Mr Kalu Chima (aka Oyeoku) of alleged manhandling and illegal arrest of innocent residents of the area.
The community, through its stakeholders yesterday condemned the attitude of Mr Kalu Chima, who is said to be using his former position to intimidate innocent people and extort money from them.
A critical stakeholder of the community, Hon. Wilfred Ibe alleged that many youths numbering over 20 had become victims of the ugly development, saying that his people are no longer comfortable with the disposition of the former Ebubeagu boss in the area.