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Gunmen kidnap and behead local Government chairman for Imo state

by Mitchelle Uzorka


Gunmen who are yet to be identified on Monday 23rd January 2023, reportedly beheaded the Sole Administrator, SOLAD, of Ideato North local government area of Imo state, Mr Christopher Ohizu, who was kidnapped last Friday 20 January 2023, alongside two others as well as his houses set ablaze.


The News of the death of the LG Chairman went viral after a video was realeased on social media by the gunmen.


The video saw a man they identified to be Ohizu, whose hands were tied backwards and knelt in a thick forest was putting only trousers and was filmed by the gunmen.


According to the gunmen, “Hope Hope you see this man kneeling here. You know this man. The way I am killing this man is the way I am going to kill you. You think hiring soldiers will save you.


“We are not ESN, IPOB, we are a set group of people that see what is happening in the land and we are saying no. We must fight to make sure that Biafra is restored. Biafra must be restored. As far as the Eastern region is concerned no election.”


It should be recalled that the police said: “On 20th January 2023 at about 0100 am, some gunmen number yet unknown attacked the home of the Sole Administrator (SOLAD) of Ideato North LGA of Imo State Mr Christopher Ohizu ‘m’, shot him on his leg, shot his two security dogs, burnt his house, abducted him and two others one Christopher Okeke ‘m’ and Onyedikachi Kanu ‘m’ after which they drove away to an unknown destination with one of the SOLAD’s vehicle.


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