Security guard, gang kill military boss, burn corpse
Tragedy struck on Ugiagbe Street, off First Ugbor Road, in the Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, when a middle-aged major in the Nigerian Army, Afisatu Ajuya, was allegedly murdered by her security guard and eight others.
It was gathered that Ajuya, who was serving in one of the South-South states, had returned from a journey at about 9.30pm on Saturday when she was received by her guard, said to be of Hausa extraction.
The guard was reported to have offered her assistance with her luggage before descending on the victim.
It was learnt that the guard was immediately joined by eight others, who allegedly stabbed her with metal objects.
It was gathered that the suspects later took their victim into her apartment where they strangled her.
Our correspondents were told that they poured petrol on her corpse and set it ablaze before stealing some of her valuables, including three laptops, cash and jewellery.