Soldiers stationed at Azuofida Edda, Enyigba community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State to maintain peace, following a boundary crisis between the community and their neighbouring Ogurude in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State which left about 10 persons dead with properties worth millions of naira destroyed, have arrested 24 persons with fresh human heads.
This came as one man has lost his 65 year old father, 32-year-old brother to the intra-communal crisis between the people of Oferekpe Enyigba community, Abakaliki Local Government Area and their neighbouring Enyibichiri Alike in Ikwo Local Government Area of the state with his sister and two others kidnapped still missing.
The 24 persons were arrested at the boundary between Ogurude and Okpoitumo community, Abakaliki Local Government Area. It was learnt that the soldiers got information about the 24 persons and trailed them to their hideout.
When Saturday Telegraph visited Azuofida Edda yesterday where a combined team of soldiers and policemen are currently based, some of the soldiers and policemen who confided in our reporter disclosed that when they swooped on the 24 persons in a very remote area, six fresh heads were lined up on the ground with some of them eating cooked human bodies.
They added that a man was tied hands back and on the leg to a tree, awaiting slaughtering when they swooped on them. The security men, who said the 24 persons have been handed over to the police, noted that they were able to prevent planned attack on Okpoitumo community by a rival community in Cross River State.