Troops of the Nigeria Army have rescued one of the two traditional rulers kidnapped in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State on Sunday.
Naija News gathered that the traditional ruler of Amagu Ihube, Acho Ndukwe, was rescued after the soldiers raided criminal camps in Orsu and Ihiala Local Government Areas in Anambra State.
During the raid on the camps, the troops also arrested 30 suspected kidnappers.
Recall that HRH Ndukwe and that of Ihitte Ihube, Paul Ogbu, were kidnapped during an invasion of their communities by the gunmen.
The youth leader of Umuololo- Okigwe was also kidnapped and the home of a community leader, Fabian Nwosu, was destroyed.
“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 had said.
“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.”
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