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Gunmen Storm Imo State, Kidnap Two Traditional Rulers



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Some unknown gunmen on Sunday attacked two communities in Okigwe local government area of Imo State and kidnapped the traditional rulers of the communities.

It was gathered that the gunmen also burnt down the palaces of the traditional rulers during the attack while a youth leader in the Umulolo Okigwe area of the state was reportedly abducted.

The home of a community leader, Fabian Nwosu was also destroyed.

Recently, traditional rulers have come under the attack of unknown gunmen in Imo State and the latest victims are the traditional ruler of Amagu Ihube, Acho Ndukwe, and that of Ihitte Ihube, Paul Ogbu.

“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,” a resident explained.

“They also kidnapped the youth leader of Umuololo- Okigwe. They also went to the house of Fabian Nwosu, on meeting his presence, they vandalised his house.

“Eze Ndukwe is an influential king. He is the chairman of the 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.”

The sad incident has also been confirmed by the spokesperson of the Imo Police Command, Micheal Abbatam.

Naija News recalls gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have released the traditional ruler of Mbutu village in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, HRH Damian Nwaigwe few days after the popular monarch was abducted at his palace in the early hours of Thursday.

However, another monarch wasn’t as lucky as the traditional ruler of Atta kingdom in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, Edwin Azike was murdered about twenty-four hours after he was kidnapped by gunmen.

Naija News understands the monarch was abducted from his palace after which he was whisked to an unknown destination by the attackers.

The king has now been murdered by his abductors.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesman in the state, Michael Abattam on Friday said the lifeless body of the abducted monarch was discovered in a car.

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