Unknown gunmen have beheaded another unidentified person and displayed his head at Orie Okporo market in the Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
The sad incident happened in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The latest incident has now brought the number of such killings to three persons in the Imo community.
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Some of the sources in the community said the beheading of residents has thrown the inhabitants into panic, adding that the assailants operate freely in the area at night.
“The head of this person was taken to the Orie Okporo market and dumped there. Just this morning we got the news and went to Okporo market where we saw the head of the person. we were shocked, asking what does this group of persons want to achieve?
“You will remember Okporo market, is where the heads of the two other persons killed on Tuesday were dropped and we don’t know what next again. We beg them to stop this kind of killing. Orlu is known for peace,” a source in the Okporo community said.
Earlier, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mike Abatam, when contacted on the recent killings in the state, said, “We have heard of it and we are gathering the necessary information after which we will make an official statement.”