Fear grips Isoko people as severed head of an unidentified man sends panic to community members

Former secretary to Delta state government, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, has described as barbaric, the severed head of an unknown young man dumped in Uzere junction, Isoko south local government area and called on the Nigeria police to fish out the culprits.

Macaulay, who reacted to the incident which was recorded weekend, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Iteveh Ekpokpobe, said the perpetuators are inhuman and cannot be allowed to roam and go scot free.

He called on the police to intensify efforts to bring the perpetuators to book, adding that Isoko is a peaceful place and will continue to remain.

Chief Macaulay urged residents to douse their fears and work with Nigeria police by supplying requisite information that could aid their investigation into the case.

Also reacting to the development, special assistant to the Delta state governor on community and conflict resolution, Evans Egbo, and Delta assembly membership hopeful, Jubilant Igelige, described the incident as a taboo and condemnable in all ramifications.

They called on the police to leave no stone unturned in unveiling the faces behind the acts even as they called for cooperation of stakeholders and residents towards solving the case.

Recall that palpable fear weekend, gripped Isoko south local government area, following the discovery of the head of an unidentified young man at the junction of Uzere community in local government area.

The body of the beheaded man is missing with just the head at the junction. The severed head was found by community members in the early hours of Tuesday.

While no one has been able to identify the deceased, the incident has caused residents to fear for their lives as they go about checking to ensure that their relatives are safe.

The Delta state police public relations officer, Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the report, said that the deceased’s head has been deposited in the central hospital morgue in the area adding that the matter is currently being investigated by the police.

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