Imo Traditional Ruler Killed
The monarch was killed on Monday when gunmen invaded his palace and opened fire on him and four other persons during a meeting.
Eze Asor, two palace chiefs and two other members of the community were said to have been shot dead on the spot.
Reacting in a statement issued on Tuesday by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the president condemned the murder of the traditional ruler and others, while commiserating with the family of the bereaved.
He said, “The president directs security agencies in the state to thoroughly investigate the dastardly act and ensure that the perpetrators face the full wrath of the law.
“While commiserating with family, friends, the Obudi-Agwa community, as well as all those affected by the attacks, the president prays for the speedy recovery of those injured.
“President Buhari acknowledges the spirited efforts by the Imo state government at improving the security situation and encourages all Imo residents and citizens to robustly support the collective efforts of state actors and members of the local community to keep everyone safe.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how gunmen abducted the traditional ruler of Umuezeala in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Imo State, Eze Aloysius Igwe.