Gunmen Open Fire On Imo Monarchs, Kill Three

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Three traditional rulers were gunned down in Imo State on Tuesday evening by unidentified gunmen.

The traditional rulers were having a stakeholders’ meeting at the Njaba local council headquarters at Nnenasa when the hoodlums opened fire on them.

It was learnt that many other traditional rulers suffered various injuries.nAs at the time of filing this report, the council headquarters was in a state of turmoil.

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The police spokesperson in the state, Mike Abattam, said two of the traditional rulers had been confirmed dead while the command had commenced investigation into the incident.

Two of the monarchs confirmed dead were the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community.

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The South East has been a hotbed of criminal activities in the past months. While the Federal Government has been quick to blame the Indigenous People of Biafra for the development, the body, led by Mazi Nnamdi KANU, has consistently denied any role in the killings, insisting that outside forces are responsible.

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