Residents of the Ulasi-Okija area of Anambra State have lamented the presence of two decomposing headless bodies in their community.
The residents said they had woken up sometime in June to find the unidentified corpses in their community.
They lamented that almost one month after the corpses were dumped by unknown persons at the Ulasi-Okija bridge, close to an area called the post, they are yet to be removed by the government.
Speaking with our correspondent, the residents stated that the two decomposing bodies are becoming a public health hazard to people in the community.
They also noted that since the bodies were dumped in June, many people in the community no longer ply the popular route to avoid the stinking headless bodies.
Our correspondent also found out that even public transport companies avoid plying the otherwise shorter route. Their drivers now prefer to take the longer alternative route to avoid the sight and stench of the now decomposing bodies.
One of the residents in the affected community, who identified himself simply as Chinonso, said he was shocked to see the bodies on the first day, adding that after hearing that their heads had been cut off, he no longer plies that route.
He begged the government to come to their rescue, adding that the people in the community are worried the bodies might be those of victims of money rituals.
Chinonso also lamented that the stench of the decomposing bodies has become a source of concern to residents, noting that many people in the community see them as a potential threat to public health.