Gunmen opened fire on traditional rulers during a meeting at Njaba local government area in Imo state. A report initially says at least five traditional rulers are feared to have died during the attack with several others wounded.
The spokesman of the Imo state police command, Mike Abatam, confirmed the attack, adding that three traditional rulers died. Reports indicate that the traditional rulers from the area numbering about 20 were in a meeting when the gunmen invaded the venue, interrupted the meeting with sporadic gunshots and killed at least five traditional rulers on the spot.
Imo state has become a hotbed for criminal elements wrecking havoc on police formations, targeting soldiers and government parastatals.
Meanwhile, the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma has lamented on the destruction of properties, killing of soldiers at Izombe in Oguta local government area of Imo state, the Governor vowed that the perpetrators of the mayhem would be unmasked and brought to justice.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.