Some gunmen in military uniforms have killed a former Councillor of Ward 1, in the Abua/Odua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr. Allain John-Morrison.
John-Morrison, who was also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, was ambushed while heading towards the Ahoada area on a motorcycle on Tuesday.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the killers had trailed the victim to a lonely place around Okobuo village before beheading him.
It was gathered that the gunmen, however, spared the motorcyclist that carried him.
It was reported that the victim was killed while returning from Port Harcourt where an Appeal Court had ruled in favour of his party in a case involving 22 sacked local government chairmen.
A community source said the okada rider reported the case to the police.
Confirming the incident to our correspondent, a former Caretaker Committee Chairman of Abua/Odua LGA, Mr. Gift Igoma, said the victim was killed around 6am along Abua/Ahoada Road by suspected assassins.
Igoma said the okada rider, who escaped by a whisker, told people at the police station that the killers were three, adding that they were in military uniform.
He described the killing as horrific, calling on security agencies to investigate the murder.
As of press time, the Rivers State Police Command said it had not been fully briefed on the case.