…Urges security forces to fish out perpetrators
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has described as inhuman and barbaric the beheading of a Labour Party chieftain, Zachary Maduka, in Uturu, Isiukwuato local government area of Abia State.
Maduka, 70, a former Campaign Director of the Labour Party in the 2023 elections, was also the home branch chairman of Uturu Town Union as well as the Head of a Vigilante Group of the area.
In a statement by the Deputy Speaker’s Chief Press Secretary, Levinus Nwabughiogu, on Saturday, Kalu expressed shock over the gruesome murder of the LP chieftain reportedly made as spectacle before the hapless members of his family by the unidentified assailants, who also severed their victim’s head and made away with it.
The Deputy Speaker, who represents Bende Federal Constituency of the State, totally condemned the act, saying that such moral depravity was both a sin against God and a heinous crime against humanity.
Commiserating with the family of the deceased, Kalu said that his office will be willing to support the Abia State government in its efforts to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act and rid the area of insecurity.
He also urged the security agencies to not only comb the nooks and crannies of the State but also deploy intelligence to fish out the culprits wherever they may have run to and bring them to book immediately.