A female student of the Niger Delta University (NDU) in Bayelsa State has survived an attempt by her boyfriend to behead her for ritual purposes.
The incident happened at Ogobiri Community in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.
Eyewitnesses say the girl was rescued by youths of the community and some men of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Sgabama Divisional Police Station.
Narrating the incident, an eyewitness said the unnamed boyfriend has been dating her for a while, showering her with money and other gift items to convince her of his love but in preparation for the doomsday.
“The boy is a Yahoo boy who lured her with money and dated her and wanted to use her for rituals. He took her to the Setraco Road along Ogobiri-Toruebeni drive in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
“After he succeeded to tie her hands and legs with rope, he was at the verge of cutting her neck when the Ogobiri Youths who traced his earlier movement through a tip off from a nearby person, caught him, with the collaboration of the men of the Operation Doo-Akpo special squad”.
It was gathered that the boyfriend has since been handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department of the State Police Command for investigation while the victim has been rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment.
The Spokesman of the State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat could not be reached for comment as at the time of filing this report.
However, our correspondent learnt that the incident has sent shock waves around the community as people have been discussing about it and thanking God that the girl survived the devious plan. .