A chieftain of the Labour Party in Abia State, Maduka Zachary, has been beheaded in his home in Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of the state.
Newsmen reports that the deceased was the Campaign Director of the Labour Party in the 2023 elections in Uturu, and was also the Campaign Director of the member representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Amobi Ogah.
He was also the home branch Chairman of Uturu Union.
Reports say he was slaughtered in his home by his yet-to-be-identified assailants, who reportedly took away his head.
The incident is said to have occurred on Tuesday night.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Abia State, Moureen Chinaka, said she had not been briefed about the incident, Vanguard reports.
However, the Chairman of the Labour Party in Abia State, Ceekay Igara, confirmed the incident, saying that it might be linked to the fight against insecurity in the area.
He said that the deceased was a strong advocate for security in the region, and that his death was a major blow to the fight against insecurity.
“I have spoken with the Chairman of our party in the LGA and he confirmed it. He said it might not be unconnected with insecurity because the man was strong in the fight against insecurity and cultism in that region,” he said.