Community leader beheaded; 20 houses and more than 10 vehicles razed in Imo violence.

Violence was reportedly unleashed in Okporo and Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, as gunmen reportedly storm the village, beheads community leader and five others, raze about 20 houses and more than 10 vehicles.

According to the Vanguard reports, these attacks began Sunday night and continued till Monday morning.

The exact reason for these violent attacks are still unknown but residents have suspected the hardened criminal gang and native doctors who carry out their heinous operations in the night.

The community leader, whose identity is still unknown, was gruesomely beheaded and his head was displayed on a table in the market in Okporo community, Imo State.

These criminals have also beheaded not less than 5 persons in the Orlu area since this violence started.

According to reports, about 20 shops and more than 10 cars and two trucks have been burnt down completely.

A shop where caskets are sold was also razed down by the gunmen.

A source lamenting the security crisis being witnessed in the area has called on the government to provide security operatives to rid the towns of these criminals.

"Even this Monday morning we heard of strange movement by these men in Okporo community and people started running...

"These criminals started with the beheading of our community leader and now burning people's homes what do they want?

"When will all these attacks end, we are suffering in Orlu local government, please send security operatives to help end these attacks," he says

The security agencies in the area have not reacted to this reports but the Vanguard disclosed that the security operatives have intensified their efforts to put an end to this mayhem.




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