Nigeria: Gunmen Beheads MP
The Police in Nigeria are investigating the beheading of a local MP in the south-eastern state of Anambra barely a week after Gunmen kidnapped him, along with an aide. The discovery of Mr Okechukwu Okoye’s mutilated body over the weekend has sparked outrage. Anambra’s state Governor Mr Charles Soludo also described the killing as gruesome, barbaric and shocking. He also announced a
reward for information leading to the killers’ capture.It’s not also clear who was behind the attack. Officials have also blamed a banned separatist group for increasing violence in the region. The Indigenous People of Biafra, which is campaigning for a breakaway state, has denied involvement in recent attacks. Its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is standing trial for terrorism and treason-related charges which he has denied.