The Nigerian Navy on Friday night invaded an Ebonyi Community where a naval officer had gone missing last month.
The invasion followed a painstaking investigation into the missing of the naval officer who went missing in Umuogodoakpu Mgbo in Ohaukwu local government area.
The state governor, David Umahi, stated this during his weekly live broadcast briefing to the people of the state on COVID-19.
He said investigations revealed that the naval officer was killed and used for rituals by the people of the area with his head taken away by one of his killers.
Mr Umahi said the military, during the invasion, located and exhumed the remaining body of the naval officer.
He said all those involved have been arrested following the raid by the military.
He vowed that they would all be charged to court to answer for their crimes.
According to him, one of the killers took the skull away after the rituals they allegedly performed with it.
He warned that his government would not tolerate the murder of anybody.
“This is not an animal. This is not an ordinary person, we are talking about a naval officer, our people must begin to have respect for the sanctity of human life,” he said.
On the killing of a 70-year-old woman in a boundary tussle between Ohankwu in Ikwo local government and Amana Ezza South, the governor directed that the traditional ruler of the Ohankwu community and all political appointees from the community must be arrested.
He said they would remain behind bars until they provide the killers of the woman.