Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have reportedly beheaded a policeman simply identified as Inspector Osang in Akwa Ibom State.
Osang was beheaded when his assailants stormed his residence located on a lane linking Enen Afaha and Afaha Ube, a suburb within the Uyo metropolis on Wednesday night.
A community source who confirmed the incident while speaking to our correspondent on Thursday in Uyo on condition of anonymity said the incident occurred around 8.30 pm.
According to the source, the hoodlums gained entry into the deceased’s compound and started shooting indiscriminately to scare away residents and passersby.
The murder of the inspector was the third in the series of tragic incidences which began in January after a woman was beheaded near the banking layout in Uyo and another lady murdered penultimate Sunday night and the dismembered body tucked in a Ghana-Must-Go bag and dumped by the roadside at Nwaniba area of the state.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Mac-Don, who confirmed the incident described it as unfortunate.
Mac-Don said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi, has ordered a discreet investigation into the murder of the inspector.
He added that nothing would be spared to ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended.
“We have received that information and it is an unfortunate situation. Already, the Commissioner of Police has ordered an investigation and we are committed to ridding the streets of criminal elements.
“We are not deterred by the incident but we are committed to ensuring that, criminally minded persons will account for their actions,” Macdon said.