According to Daily Trust, the gunmen kidnapped the two monarchs and burnt their palaces and vehicles during the operation which lasted from 12 midnight till 1am on Sunday.
Sources in the community said that the gunmen also kidnapped the youth leader of umulolo Okigwe whose name had not been ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
One of the sources said, “It was something else in the early hours of Sunday. They came in Hilux vehicles and kidnapped the two monarchs and burnt their palaces and vehicles.
“They also kidnapped the youth leader of Umuololo- Okigwe. Eze Ndukwe is the chairman of Council of Traditional rulers in Okigwe LGA.
“He is also the chairman and CEO of Genesis Hotel, Okigwe. Nobody can comprehend this attack. The communities are bewildered, highly confused.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Mike Abattam, disclosed that the command had commenced an investigation into the incident.
This comes just a few days after another Imo traditional ruler, Eze Edwin Azike, was kidnapped and killed with his corpse dumped at the market square in the community.