Popular first class Monarch shot dead, corpse burnt to ashes
Imo Monarch Shot Dead, Corpse Burnt To Ashes
HRH Eze Victor Ijioma, the Traditional Ruler of Orsu Obodo in the Oguta local government area of Imo state, was murdered by gunmen.
According to our correspondent, both the traditional ruler and the traditional prime minister of the Isama of Mgbele community were murdered.
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The two traditional leaders were reportedly killed in separate attacks on Thursday evening, according to additional information.
A source from Orsu Obodo reported that the traditional ruler was ambushed at Umuamaka junction in the neighbouring town of Izombe, murdered in his car, and then set ablaze.
Similarly, the Traditional Prime Minister of Mgbele, whose name was unavailable at the time of this report, was rumoured to have been murdered in his hometown.
According to the source, security personnel have increased their presence in Izombe, Mgbele, and other areas of the Oguta local council in an effort to apprehend the perpetrators.
Residents of the two communities have fled their homes out of fear of additional assaults.
Henry Okoye, the Police Public Relations Officer, told reporters he had not yet been briefed on the incident.
Since the conclusion of the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections and the March 18 governorship and House of Representatives elections in the country, attacks in Imo have increased.
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Five Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel were murdered in Okpala, Ngor-Okpala local government area, in March.
Similarly, five police officers and a couple were murdered in the same local government area of Ngor Okpala.
Six days ago, two police officers were murdered in the same Ngor Okpala, and a Catholic priest was kidnapped in Okigwe.
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