Tragedy struck at Ikare Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Saturday, as gunmen attacked the community, killing two security guards.
It was gathered that the bandits, after killing the deceased, cut their heads and hands. The attacks took place in two different locations in the town.
According to an eyewitness, one of the attacks took place at the popular Mimiko market while the other one happened at the NASFAT schools in the community.
The eyewitness said, “The deceased was found in the pool of blood this Saturday morning. The gunmen killed one of the guards and cut off his head and placed the head beside his body. The other man’s hand was cut after he had been killed, and the dismembered hand was also placed beside him. The killers did not take anything from the deceased before they left the scene.”
The eyewitness added that the way and manner the suspected bandits carried out the attack raised the suspicion of ritual killing.
It was learnt that it was men of Nigeria Police, Ikare Division, that took the corpse of the deceased to the mortuary of the Ondo State Specialists Hospital, Ikare Akoko.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident and said an investigation had commenced into it.