Okechukwu Okoye

Police in Nigeria is investigating the beheading of a local MP in the south-eastern state of Anambra barely a week after gunmen kidnapped him along with an aide.

The discovery of Okechukwu Okoye’s mutilated body over the weekend has sparked outrage.

Anambra’s state governor Charles Soludo described the killing as gruesome, barbaric, and shocking.

He announced a reward for information leading to the killers’ capture.

It’s not clear who was behind the attack.

Officials have blamed a banned separatist group for increasing violence in the region.

The Indigenous People of Biafra, which is campaigning for a breakaway state, have denied involvement in recent attacks.

Its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is standing trial for terrorism and treason-related charges which he has denied.

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