A member of Ebubeagu in Ekpelu community in the Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi, was beheaded on the weekend.
But the dead security operative might have been one of them before.
The unidentified gunmen who carried out the crime attacked the operative identified as Sunday Nwafor.
The gunmen numbering five gunmen entered Nwafor’s house at night and shot him dead.
According to neighbours, the assailants dragged his body out of his room, cut off his head, and went away with it.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident.
“According to the DPO of Ikwo Police Division, some gunmen went to the house of one Sunday Nwafor. He was about 30 years old and a member of the Ebubeagu security outfit,” she said.
“The gunmen broke into his room while he was asleep and shot him dead. They dragged the body outside and beheaded him.
“His wife, who spoke to the police, said before she heard a gunshot, she overheard one of the hoodlums telling her husband that he left them in the bush and came back home to enjoy himself by collecting N30,000 monthly from the government.
“Two of the suspects have been arrested; investigation is ongoing,” she said.
She said the commissioner of Police condemns in totality this kind of killing and has vowed to do everything within the ambit of the law to ensure that the remaining perpetrators are brought to book.