Gunmen behead council boss in Imo after collecting ransom

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The sole administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Southeast Nigeria, Christopher Hardway Ohizu, has been beheaded by hoodlums three days after he was abducted.

He was abducted on Thursday night with two others, shortly after his captors had burned down his country home in the Imoko community in Arondizuogu.

He was shot before he was kidnapped, along with two others suspected to be members of his household.

However, after the payment of N6 million ransom to the abductors, the politician was later beheaded.

Sources said his killers uploaded the video of his beheading on his WhatsApp status with chants “no election in Biafra land”.

The sources said he was tied half-naked before he was butchered by the hoodlums.

When contacted, Henry Okoye, the Imo State Police Command’s spokesman confirmed the development.

He, however, said the command has launched an investigation into the incident, promising the perpetrators will be arrested.