Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have reportedly beheaded a police officer known only as Inspector Osang in Akwa Ibom State.

Osang was beheaded on Wednesday night when the gunmen entered his home on a lane connecting Enen Afaha and Afaha Ube, a suburb of Uyo City.

It was learnt that the invasion of the police officer happened at 8.30 p.m, according to Punch.

A source from the community revealed that the hoodlums gained entry into the deceased’s compound and began firing randomly to scare away residents and passersby.

The death of the police officer was the third killing incident reported in the area in January.

Recall that a woman was also beheaded near the banking layout in Uyo, and another lady was slain on Sunday night, her dismembered body stuffed into a Ghana-Must-Go bag and abandoned by the roadside in the state’s Nwaniba district.

When contacted, state Police Public Relations Officer Odiko Mac-Don confirmed the event and termed it as unfortunate.

Mac-Don stated that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi, has ordered a discreet probe into the inspector’s death.

He stressed that no effort would be spared to capture the offenders.

“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.



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