Tension as Headless Bodies Uncovered under Bridge in Cross River

Tension as Headless Bodies Uncovered under Bridge in Cross River

- Some innocent people have been killed in Cross River state by yet-to-be-identified gunmen

- Although the exact time the ugly incident occurred was not known, an eyewitness said that the victims' remains were found on Tuesday, April 13

- The state police authority is yet to speak on the incident

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A report by Vanguard indicates that no fewer than 15 headless bodies were on Tuesday, April 13, found at the Five Miles area on the outskirt of Calabar.

According to the report, the dead bodies comprising both males and females were dumped in the steep valley along the double carriageway under construction by the governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade.

Tension as headless bodies uncovered under bridge in Cross River
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The perpetrators of the evil acts are yet to be known while the intention for the dastardly act remains a mystery.

According to a report by The Punch, eyewitnesses, who were at the scene, said that farmers first discovered the bodies early in the morning before a crowd later gathered at the scene.

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A commercial driver, Alex, who was at the scene, reportedly noted that some persons may have brought the corpses in a vehicle and dumped them at the ally on the night of Monday, April 12.

He was quoted to have said that the people may have been killed in Calabar and taken to the lonely area.

Alex reportedly said:

"I wonder why police and security agents who mount roadblocks along this road could not intercept them because the odour that can emanate from such bodies can be very strong."

Another eyewitness at the scene, Nsikak Etim, said he couldn’t count the number of bodies dumped there because of the difficult terrain.

It was gathered that the location is not quite far from police and security agents’ checkpoints on the Calabar-Odukpani highway.

The corpses were said to have been evacuated later in the day under the supervision of policemen.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that suspected gunmen stormed a church and killed three people in Azia community in the Ihiala local government area of Anambra state.

It was reported that a police source confirmed that one Ken Ekwesianya was murdered alongside his wife and daughter on Thursday night, February 4.

The state police public relations officer, Mohammed Haruna said the force has heightened efforts to ensure that the culprits are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

Source: Legit.ng

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