The Anambra State police command said it has launched manhunt for suspected cultists who beheaded a member of a rival group and used his head to play football.
The incident occurred in Igbariam community, Anambra East council area of Anambra State over the weekend.
The video of the incident has since gone viral on social media.
The victim was reportedly dragged out of his car and shot at close range.
He was later beheaded and his head was taken to a square, where his killers tossed it as football, while making jest of him.
Meanwhile, Tony Olofu, commissioner of police in the state, who spoke through the police spokesperson in the state, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said the command will not leave any stone unturned in tracking the suspects.
“The Commissioner of police Anambra State command CP Tony Olofu has ordered investigation on the shooting incident on 25/9/2021 by 4pm along Igbariam road”, Ikenga said.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the shooting was as a result of rival cult clash. Meanwhile Police Operatives have intensified patrol and surveillance within the area. Further details shall be communicated.”