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Man Beheaded in Abia Drinking Spot by Unidentified Gunmen

  • A man, yet to be identified, has been beheaded by gunmen at a drinking joint in Aba, Abia State.
  • Four gunmen stormed the joint, shot the man three times, beheaded him, and fled the scene.
  • While the motive is not yet confirmed, sources suggest it could be due to cult violence.
  • The police have confirmed the incident, and the deceased’s body has been taken to an undisclosed mortuary.

News Story

In a chilling episode, a man was killed and subsequently beheaded at a local drinking spot in Aba, Abia State. Eyewitness accounts indicate that four unidentified individuals executed this gruesome act before hastily fleeing the scene.

The incident occurred on Georges Street by the St. Michael’s road junction, disrupting an otherwise peaceful gathering. It is reported that the gunmen, travelling by tricycle, shot the man three times before taking his life more gruesomely with a machete.

Following the incident, the area was thrown into fear and panic, with locals abandoning their drinks, vehicles, and belongings in haste to find safety.

While it remains unclear why this man was the target of such a horrific crime, local sources speculate it could be an act of cult violence. It was also reported that the deceased had received a phone call shortly before the arrival of the gunmen.

Attempts to obtain an official statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, were unsuccessful. However, an unnamed senior at the Aba Area Command confirmed the incident, adding that the body was moved to an unknown mortuary in the city.


The murder and beheading of a man in a drinking joint in Aba, Abia State, is a chilling reminder of the ever-present danger of violence that hangs over peaceful communities. This gruesome act, perpetrated by four unknown gunmen, has left a community in shock and fear.

Those who oppose the hardline stance on criminal activities might argue that these are isolated incidents, not reflective of a broader public safety issue.

However, when violence escalates to gruesome proportions, it cannot be treated as a mere statistical anomaly.

The solution lies not just in heightened police vigilance but also in addressing the root causes of such violence. If cult activities are to blame, as suggested by some sources, efforts must be made to dismantle these organisations and support those susceptible to their influence.

This can be achieved through education, employment opportunities and counselling.

It is also crucial for the police to ensure that such acts do not go unpunished.

Swiftly apprehending those responsible sends a strong message that violence will not be tolerated. But, at the same time, citizens need to cooperate fully with the police, providing any information that might lead to the capture of these criminals.

Did You Know?

  • Abia State is one of the thirty-six (36) States in Nigeria located in the South-Eastern part of the country.
  • The state was created in 1991 from part of Imo State.
  • The name ‘Abia’ is an abbreviation of four of the state’s densely populated regions Aba, Bende, Isuikwuato, and Afikpo.
  • Aba, where this incident occurred, is known as the state’s commercial hub.
  • Abia State is notable for its vibrant trade and commerce and is also one of Nigeria’s leading oil palm producers.

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  • Sharon Chima

    Sharon Chima is an Editor and news writer who loves sewing and interior decorating. She is devoted to her two daughters and will do anything for them. She's got a bright personality that always shines through in any situation, so she has no problem sharing who she is with the world! Sharon enjoys writing about her passions: sewing and interior decorating. And, of course, all things family-related. Email: sharon.chima@yohaig.ng

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