Gunmen kill monarch, two others in Imo community

Gunmen kill monarch, two others in Imo community

Gunmen on Monday invaded the Obudi Agwa in Oguta LGA of Imo State, and shot dead the monarch of the community and two guests in his palace.

It was gathered that the hoodlums stormed the palace of the traditional ruler, Eze Assor, Udi of Obudi Agwa and killed the monarch and two others before escaping.

Speaking on the ugly incident, Hon Obinna Jumbo, the coordinator of Agwa Development Centre, said the incident occurred around 10 am.

He said the assailants arrived in two white hummer buses and three motorcycles heavily armed.

The community leader, who was close to tears while fielding questions from reporters, explained that the bodies of the traditional ruler and two others who were holding meetings with the monarch had been deposited at the mortuary.

Another community source, who pleaded anonymity, said that the gunmen were said to have executed the attack in two locations and left the community unchallenged.

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Imo Police spokesperson, Michael Abattam, confirmed the incident.

“You will see my press release it is true,” he said.

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