Jonathan Ugochikwu, a chieftain of the ruling All progressives Congress, has been beheaded by armed hoodlums in the Orsu Local Government Area of the state.
The hoodlums also burnt the country home of Mr. Ekene Nnodimele, the lawmaker representing the area at the state House of Assembly, after beheading his gate man.
According to villagers, the incidents happened between 1am and 2am on Wednesday.
The Awo Idemili country home of the immediate past state attorney general of the state and commissioner for justice, Cyprian Akaolisa, was also set ablaze.
Our correspondent saw a team of policemen inspecting the building when he visited Awo Idemili, Akaolisa’s country home.
The house and vehicle of the councilor representing Amaebu Ebenatu ward, Clifford Mazi, were also burnt by the hoodlums after they met his absence when they got to his house.
They also razed the house of the President General of Amaebu Ebenatu, Oliver Ejelonu, who also luckily escaped.
The wife of one of the victims, Nkechi Ugochukwu, told the press that the armed hoodlums invaded their house, brought her husband out, beheaded him and set their house ablaze.
The state commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, confirmed the attacks, saying investigation is ongoing.
He added that his men were closing in on the attackers.