Another kidnapped politician is beheaded by gunmen
As the nation gets ready for elections, there have been a number of horrifying murders in the south-east.
According to the authorities, kidnappers in the southeast of the nation beheaded a second politician from Nigeria.
According to Anambra state police, Nelson Achukwu's beheaded body was discovered two weeks after he was taken hostage by gunmen a second time.
His family is said to have paid a ransom for his safe return on both occasions.
Who killed the crippled politician after kidnapping him is unknown.
Okechukwu Okoye, a state assemblyman in office at the time, was also kidnapped and killed a month ago.
A military officer and his female partner were also decapitated recently.
As the nation gets ready for elections, there have been several horrifying murders in the southeast.
Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob), a separatist organization, have been accused by some officials of carrying out violent attacks, but it has consistently denied this.