Unknown gunmen on Monday, November 14 shot and killed the traditional ruler of Obudi Agwa Community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, HRH Eze Ignatius Asor.

The hoodlums also reportedly killed two palace chiefs.

The incident took place at the traditional ruler’s palace.

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According to the spokesman for the police in the state, CSP Michael Abattam, the miscreants stormed the palace of the traditional ruler in the company of a woman disguised as persons in distress who had come to report a matter to the monarch.

Abattam said the royal father oblivious of their true mission ushered them into his palace and sat with them to listen to their report only for the hoodlums to pull their guns and shot the monarch and his two of his chiefs at point-blank range.

The spokesman for the police further disclosed that on accomplishing their evil mission, the gunmen fled the palace.

According to him, the fleeing malefactors also attacked the office of the Agwa Vigilance Group, shot one person and snatched three motorcycles.  

Abattam who said the police had been able to identify the escape route of the hoodlums added that the corpses of the traditional ruler and his two chiefs had been deposited at a morgue.

He added that the police have fortified the community to prevent another deadly attack.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police (CP), Mohammed Ahmed Barde has condemned the deadly attack visited on Obudi Agwa Community and appealed to the indigenes to remain calm.

Barde assured the people of Agwa in particular and Imo State in general, that investigation has commenced and the command will leave no stone unturned until the perpetrators are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

He enjoined them to assist the police with credible information or report any clandestine activities in the community to the nearest police station or call the command’s emergency control room numbers 08034773600 or 08098880197.


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