Insecurity: 73-year-old man beheaded in Anambra … As floods sweep off two siblings
A 73-year old man, Obadiah Eliaku, has been murdered in his farm at Akuzor Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He was beheaded by yet-to-be-identified persons.
Obadiah was said to have gone to his farm on the Nkisi River bank with his son, Cheta, to clear the farm, where he was attacked by some people wielding all sorts of weapons.
His son who escaped raised the alarm which attracted people in the community .
They later found the headless body of the 73-year-old farmer
A community leader in the area, Mr. Chris Udeze, who spoke with our correspondent, said the incident might not be unconnected with a land dispute between Nkpor and Oze community in Oyi Local Government Area.
He said the community would unmask the assailants.
Reacting, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, enjoined communities in the state to follow due process in resolving land disputes, while assuring that the killers would be tracked.
The body of the deceased has been deposited in the mortuary.
In another development, two children of the same parents aged 12 and six years old have been confirmed dead following heavy floods that swept them away in Okpoko, New Haven Layout in Ogbaru, Anambra State.
The rainfall which started on Friday night lasted till the early morning of Saturday, leading to heavy floods in the area.
The floods left several properties damaged in parts of Onitsha, Owelle Aja and Oduke in Obosi and Okpoko areas.
Church buildings, walls, vehicles and houses were also damaged as a result.
In Okpoko area, streets affected included Achina, Ojibe, Onyekwelu and Emenike.
Consoling Mr. and Mrs. John Obasi, parents of the deceased children, a chieftain of the Progressive People’s Alliance, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, decried the lack of proper town planning and drainage system, which he said was responsible for regular flooding of the area.
He said floods had caused untold havoc in several parts of the state.
He called on both the state and federal governments to come to the aid of the displaced and affected families.
President-General of Okpoko community, Linus Ezenwamma, blamed the flooding on indiscriminate dumping of refuse, leading to blockage of drainage outlets .Punch