Police in Cross River, South-South Nigeria has confirmed the arrest of a woman that allegedly beheaded her 11-month child. This event took place in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area of the State.

The spokesperson of the CRS police, SP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incidents to reporters on Wednesday in Calabar.

She mentioned that the child was killed on Tuesday. As a result of this, the police immediately stepped in to prevent the woman from being attacked by a mob.

Ms. Ugbo, a superintendent of police noted that the case will be forwarded from Ugep to the Homicide Departments, Police Headquarters in Calabar, for investigation.

‘It is quite unfortunate and very heartbreaking, she said, she added that the suspect is in proactive custody.

But the matter will certainly to brought to Calabar.

We gathered that the mother of the two allegedly used a machete to cut off the head of the child.

A witness said that the woman’s eight-year-old who stumbled on the scene raised an alarm that attracted the neighbors.

Meanwhile, the Paramount Ruler of Yakurr has called for calm as police will investigate the issue.

Paramount Ruler of Yakurr Cross River State

He said:” I had to immediately convene a meeting with my subjects because even though what happened has defiled the land.  I had to ensure that further bloodshed was averted.

“We appealed directly to young people in Ugep, to tow the path of peace and rational thought in the face of this heinous crime and they positively responded.

“We are in shock but we are calm and have left this matter in the hands of the police.  I can assure you that there will be no reprisal action because we must remain law-abiding,” he said.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident. Adding that it was a homicide case and the matter was being transferred to State CID, Homicide department for onward investigation.

“I learned about the matter yesterday ( Tuesday), you know it’s a homicide case.  It will be transferred from Ugep to the state CID, Homicide department for further investigation.

” it is quite unfortunate and devastating, already she is in protective custody, but the matter will surely be brought to Calabar,” Ugbo said.

On his part, a Child rights activist and Principal Counsel of Basic rights Council Initiative BCRI, James Ibor Esq said there was no doubt the lady in question was mentally unstable.

He said when adequately examined, her actual state of mind would be ascertained