Abia govt discovers 50 decomposing, 20 headless bodies 

The Abia State Government has discovered over 50 decomposing bodies and over 20 headless bodies around Lokpanta Regional Cattle Market in Umunneochi Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Alex Otti of Abia State disclosed this during a media briefing in Umuahia on Sunday night, according to a report by Vanguard newspaper.

Mr Otti said the bodies were discovered when the state government raided Umunneochi Axis after ransoms paid to suspected kidnappers were traced to the area some weeks ago.

“During the raid, we made shocking discoveries. In less than 48 hours, we recovered over 50 dead bodies around the cattle market in Umunneochi.

“We recovered over 20 decomposing headless women, children! We recovered so many skeletons of people killed — men,” he said.

“We also discovered that gunrunning, prostitution and so many things were happening in the market,” the governor added. Mr Otti expressed regret that the vicinity of the market had become a den of criminals and vowed to eject all residents out of the market.

“So, we realised that the first thing to be done is to secure the market. We went in and brought down many brothels. And we felt that the market, just like any other market, should be a day market which starts in the morning and closes in the evening,” the governor stated.

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