Shock, outrage and condemnation now trail the killing early on Saturday of a preacher Deaconess Unice Olawale by some unknown hoodlums in Gbazango area of Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Deaconess Unice was said to have set out preaching in the early hours of the day as she had been doing in the last 14 years but was allegedly hacked down in the process.
Her husband, Olawale, was said to have mounted a search party for her when information got to him and their seven children that a woman was killed while preaching.
They later discovered her headless and legless body at the Kubwa Police Station being taken away to be buried.
Deaconess Olawale was killed a few days to her 42nd birthday.
The FCT Commissioner of Police said investigation has begun into the killing. He said some arrests have been made already.
The FCT Police Command’s Spokesman, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja.
Manzah said the Command’s Commissioner, Alkali Usman, had directed the Homicide Section to take over the investigation.
He said: “We have made some arrests and they are helping in our investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered the Homicide Section of the Command to take over the investigation of the case.”
The spokesman, however, did not mention the number of suspects arrested.
Manzah said personnel of the Command had visited the scene of the incident and investigation had commenced.