The police command in Ebonyi State says an operative of Ebubeagu regional security known as Ifeanyi Orogbo was on Saturday killed by unidentified gunmen.

The corpse of Mr Orogbo, 32, who was killed in Igweledeoha, Amagu, in Ikwo local government area was also set ablaze, the command spokesperson, Loveth Odah, said in a statement.

“He was partially burnt by the unknown persons in his beer parlour shop on Agubia Road,” She said. “The DPO said that he quickly mobilised a team of police operatives to the area, but the culprits had deserted the place when they got there.

“He said the corpse has been taken to the general hospital for preservation and autopsy.”

Ms Odah added that two suspects were arrested in connection with the crime.