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Gunmen Kills Two Traditional Rulers During Meeting In Imo

Police have confirmed the killing of two traditional rulers by unknown gunmen in Imo State.

Unknown gunmen have killed two traditional rulers during stakeholders’ meeting in Imo State.

Gunmen Kills Two Traditional Rulers During Meeting In Imo

The affected monarchs were the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday afternoon when the gunmen invaded the venue where the traditional rulers were holding their stakeholders’ meeting at Nnenasa, Njaba Local Government Area.

The gunmen, who stormed the venue of the meeting in cars and motorcycles, were said to have open fire on the monarch, killing two of them before fleeing the scene.

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When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mike Abattam, confirmed the casualty figure to Vanguard.

He said, “Two traditional rulers were shot dead. They came and attacked them and ran away. I did not know if they died instantly there but they were confirmed that they were dead.
 
“I don’t have the names of these traditional rulers but when I get it I will let you.”

This comes barely a few weeks after unknown gunmen killed Igwe Alex Edozieuno, the former traditional ruler of Mkpunando Aguleri in Anambra East local government area of Anambra State.

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