The insecurity ravaging Imo State took a new turn on Wednesday, as hoodlums carried out multiple attacks, beheading two persons, while also burning houses in Orsu Local Government Area of the state.
The hoodlums were said to have set the country home of the lawmaker representing the area at the state House of Assembly, Ekene Nnodimele, ablaze after beheading his gate man. They also beheaded an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in the area, Jonathan Ugochukwu.
The multiple attacks, which were said to have taken place between 1am and 2am, also led to the burning of the country home of the immediate past state Attorney General of the state and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa.
Also torched were the house and vehicle of the councilor representing Amaebu Ebenatu ward, Clifford Mazi, which were burnt by the hoodlums after they met his absence when they got to his house.
The rampaging hoodlums also burnt the house of the President General of Amaebu Ebenatu, Oliver Ejelonu, who also escaped.
The wife of one of the victims, Nkechi Ugochukwu, told reporters that the attackers invaded their house, carried her husband out, beheaded him and set the house ablaze.
The state commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, who confirmed the attacks, said the police were investigating the multiple attacks, adding that his command was closing in on the attackers.