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Five Feared Dead As Gunmen Attack Over 20 Traditional Rulers In Imo State

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Unknown gunmen have killed no fewer than five traditional rulers during an attack by gunmen at Nnenasa community Headquarters of Njaba LGA of Imo State.

Sources disclosed to Channels Television that the traditional rulers from the area numbering over 20 were in a meeting at the local government headquarters in the community when gunmen invaded the the place.

It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the meeting shooting sporadically and killing at least five traditional rulers on the spot.

Those who sustained heavy gunshots injuries have been rushed to nearby hospital for treatment.

The Imo state police public relations officer, Mike Abatam, said he was yet to get the full details of the incident when contacted.

But he told Channels Television that two traditional rulers had died while three others were in a coma.

It was gathered that among the monarchs reportedly killed were the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.