The Nigerian Police Force have opened investigation into the beheading of Okechukwu Okoye, the lawmaker representing Governor Charles Soludo’s community in Anambra House of Assembly.
Okoye was beheaded barely a week after gunmen kidnapped him along with an aide in his residence in the state.
Meanwhile, the discovery of the lawmaker’s mutilated body over the weekend has since sparked outrage both online and offline.
Reacting to the incident, Anambra state governor Charles Soludo described the killing as gruesome, barbaric and shocking.
Governor Soludo has now announced a reward for anyone with information leading to the killers’ capture.
Although it is unclear who was behind the attack, officials have blamed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for increasing violence in the region.
The group has continued to deny any involvement in recent attacks.