A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Jonathan Ugochukwu, has been beheaded, The PUNCH is reporting.
According to the highly authoritative newspaper, the incident occurred in Orsu Local Government Area of the state.
The PUNCH is reporting that the same set of hoodlums set on fire the country home of the lawmaker representing the area in the Imo State House of Assembly, Ekene Nnodimele, after beheading his gateman.
It said multiple attacks took place between 1am and 2am in the area.
The country home of the immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the state, Cyprian Akaolisa, was also burnt.
The house and vehicle of the Councillor representing Amaebu Ebenatu Ward, Clifford Mazi, were burnt by the hoodlums.
So also was the house of the President General of Amaebu Ebenatu, Oliver Ejelonu, burnt.
The wife of one of the victims, Nkechi Ugochukwu, told The PUNCH that the attackers invaded their house, took her husband out, beheaded him and set the house ablaze.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, confirmed the attacks to The PUNCH.
Yaro said the Command was closing in on the attackers.