Gunmen have killed two security guards in different locations in Ikare-Akoko, Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The gunmen reportedly raided government-owned Mimiko Market and NASFAT School in Ikare-Akoko metropolis.
They were said to have killed the guards and dismembered their bodies, leaving the remains behind.
According to a source, the gunmen attacked the two places in the middle of the night on Friday while the deceased were found in the pool of blood on Saturday.
The source said: “The gunmen killed one of the guards and cut off his head and placed the head beside his body, while the other man’s hand was cut and placed beside him too.”
The source, who said that the killers did not take anything from the deceased before they left the scene, added that the way and manner the suspected bandits carried out the attack raised the suspicion of ritual killing.
Confirming the development, the spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami, said the police had deposited the remains of the deceased in the mortuary of the State Specialist Hospital, Ikare-Akoko.
Odunlami said: “We have commenced investigation into the incident and the criminals will soon be arrested.”