Gunmen behead two in fresh Imo attack
People of Okporo community in Orlu council area of Imo State, were on Wednesday morning thrown into confusion following the killings of two of their kinsmen by suspected gunmen.
The Guardian lea rnt the killers who arrived in the community Tuesday night, also cut off heads of the victims after killing them and went away with both corpses and the heads.
However, the heads were later seen, displayed on top of a table at the community market, Orie Okporo.
The victims according to reports were one, Felix Okechukwu, popularly known as Akaonyewetere, a mechanic from Ududu village and Eberechukwu Udemba, a palm wine tapper, from Amanato village both in the same community.
While people are speculating over the possible reason for the attack, till the time of filing this report, neither the police nor the community heads have made official statements on the incident.
One of the chieftains of the community, who spoke with The Guardian on the basis of anonymity, disclosed that the assailants wore black attire and killed the victims at their various houses.
On a visit to the community, The Guardian discovered many Indigenes of the community had deserted their homes after the attack for fear of the unknown.
“They killed them in their various houses, brought their heads to Orie Okporo community and displayed them on a table. The families retrieved the severed heads from the market this morning,” a source said.
When contacted, the Imo Police Public Relations Officer, Michael Abattam, said his office was yet to get an official report on the incident.
He, however, promised to furnish our reporter with necessary information concerning the killings as soon as he could.
At the time of filing this report, nothing was heard from him.
No comments yet