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Suspected ritualists behead security man in Bayelsa



Suspected ritualists on Thursday beheaded a 37- year-old security man at a worship centre in Bayelsa State.

The victim was guarding the worship centre at Elebele community in Ogbia Local Government area of the state when he was murdered by the criminals.

The deceased was discovered by a top official of the centre with his head severed from the body and the throat missing.

The Youth President of the Elebele Community, Mr. Famous Egbo, who confirmed the development to journalists, said remains of the victim were discovered at 5:50 a.m. on Thursday.

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He said: “When people saw him, he was beheaded. His throat was missing. People suspected that it might be a ritual killing.’’

The spokesman for the state police command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.

He added that the operatives are on the trail of the criminals.

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