The Nigerian Navy on Friday night invaded an Ebonyi community where a naval officer had gone missing last month.
The invasion followed painstaking investigation into the missing of the naval Officer who went missing in Umuogodoakpu Mgbo in Ohaukwu local government area.
Governor David Umahi stated this during his weekly live broadcast briefing to the people of the state on COVID-19.
He said investigations revealed that the Naval Officer was killed and used for rituals by the people of the area with his head taken away by one of his killers.
The community has been having a decade- long bloody land tussle with neighbouring Agila Community in Benue State.
Hundreds of lives from both sides have been lost and all efforts by successive governments of the two states to settle the dispute amicable have been unsuccessful.
It was gathered that the slain naval officer hailed from Benue State and his captors believed that he was from the neighbouring Agila community.
This made them to kill him in retaliation for recent deaths from alleged attacks by the Agila people.