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Tension in Uyo as woman found headless in banking layout

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There is anxiety in some parts of the Uyo metropolis following the gruesome murder of an Akwa Ibom Woman by suspected gunmen in the state.

It was gathered that the woman, whose name is yet to be ascertained, was beheaded on Sunday night around the banking layout, Udo Udoma Avenue in Uyo, where she had lived and farmed before she met her death.

Sources told our correspondent on Tuesday that her lifeless body was found the following day (Monday), in the pool of her blood with her severed head lying by the side of her body.

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“We were shocked on Monday morning when we came to work and found the corpse lying close to our entrance,” a source who pleaded anonymity said on Tuesday.

“The deceased cultivated a piece of land around the banking layout and lived within the farm” another source said.

The Public Relations Officer Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Odiko Macedon while confirming the development to newsmen on Tuesday, said the command has launched a manhunt for the killers of the woman.

He added that the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, has vowed that nothing would be spared to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book

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He said “Yes, the command has received a report of the incident and the state Commissioner of Police Olatoye Durusimmi has ordered an investigation into the incident.

“The commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi has vowed that nothing will be spared to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly crime.

“We assure Akwa Ibom people that the perpetrators of the dastardly act will be brought to book”

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