The sole administrator of Ideato North Local Government Area in Imo State, Mr. Christopher Ohizu, who was kidnapped along with two others last Friday, was beheaded on Monday by gunmen who claimed there wouldn’t be an election in the South-East.
The shooters posted a video online that conveyed this information.
The gunmen recorded a man they later determined to be Ohizu as he knelt in a dense forest wearing only his pants with his hands tied behind his back.
The gunmen said in the video, “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.”
Police had at the weekend said that “on the 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.”
“Operatives of Imo State Police Command including the APC crew are on trial to ensure the instantaneous release of the captives, possible apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators of this dreadful crime,” Police had added.
Meanwhile, when this report was filed, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Henry Okoye, was yet to respond to the latest development.