News - South East - Abia Updated: May 26, 2023

Abia Man Beheaded By Gunmen At Drinking Joint

By Jude Ikpechukwu
May 26, 2023

Unidentified gunmen have beheaded a man, after shooting him dead at a drinking joint in Aba, Abia State.

The gunmen numbering about four were said to have stormed the drinking joint along Georges Street by St. Michael’s road junction in a tricycle and shot the deceased three times, beheaded him with a machete and fled the scene.

Eyewitnesses told Vanguard that the incident caused panic in the area as people scampered to safety.

Though the reason for the killing was yet to be ascertained, sources have attributed it to cult violence.

“The drinking joint was filled with people enjoying themselves until there was a gunshot. 


"Nobody knew where it came from, but everybody scampered to safety. 

"When I returned to close my shop, I saw a man lying in a pool of blood and they cut off his head.

"The police later came and took the corpse away," an eyewitness said.

Vanguard gathered that the deceased had received a telephone call from someone whom he directed to the drinking joint.

Few minutes after the call, the gunmen arrived in a tricycle and shot him thrice and cut off his head. It was also said that the gunmen fired sporadic shots as they left the area.


Efforts to get the reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abia State Command, Geoffrey Ogbonna, were unsuccessful, as he neither responded to calls nor a message placed on his handset at the time of filing this report.

However, a top police officer at the Aba Area Command confirmed the incident, adding that the corpse had been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary in the city.

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