The commander of a disbanded local vigilante group known as OSPAC in Umudioga, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, has been beheaded by gunmen suspected to be cultists.
Reports indicate that the vigilante commander identified as Alex Uwazuruike was killed by the gunmen on Tuesday night.
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The gunmen who invaded the community also dismembered his corpse; as well as burnt it to ashes.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesman of the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni.
He said “We have been able to restore normalcy to the area and our men are there.”
Meanwhile, a bricklayer, Adebayo Kingsley, 23, has allegedly killed his lover, Rosemary Ifeoma, 46; popularly called Mama Samuel from Orogun in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Adebayo, a 23-year-old bricklayer who is said to hail from Ibillo in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State; hit the 46-year-old, a widow and mother of four with a plank and had carnal knowledge of her thereafter.
A resident in the area, who simply gave his name as Peter, said; “This woman we popularly called Mama Samuel was a widow with four children and the last one; who is 13 years, stays with her.
“She was having difficulties paying her rent and then approached a woman in the area; whose brother was building a storey building that has been roofed, to allow her stay there; pending when she can raise money from her business to get a new accommodation.
“She had a lover, who is a bricklayer, that was coming to see her and people around here know them.
“It was early in the morning on July 16 that her 13 years old son; after regaining consciousness from his confrontation with the suspect in the night, ran to inform neighbours of what has happened.