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Gunmen Shoot Man, Behead Him In Drinking Joint In Aba



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A yet-to-be-identified man has been beheaded by gunmen at a drinking joint in Aba, Abia State.

The unknown gunmen numbering about four reportedly stormed a drinking joint along Georges Street by St. Michael’s road junction in a tricycle and shot the deceased thrice.

After killing him, they beheaded him with a machete and fled the scene.

The incident has caused panic in the area as people scampered for safety, leaving their drinks and vehicles as well as the deceased in a pool of his blood.

Though the reason for the killing was yet to be ascertained, Vanguard reports that sources have attributed it to cult violence.

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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.”

It was later gathered that the deceased had earlier received a telephone call from someone whom he directed to the drinking joint.

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 sporadically as they left the area.

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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 as at the time of filing this report.

However, a top Police Officer at the Aba Area Command confirmed the incident. He said that the corpse had been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary in the city.

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