Aruga Joe Omokaro
Unknown gunmen today Tuesday evening, shit dead two traditional rulers having a meeting in Imo State
Among the monarchs confirmed dead were the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community.
The monarchs were holding a stakeholders’ meeting at the Njaba Local Council headquarters at Nnenasam when the incident happened.
The SUPREME learnt that surviving traditional rulers were left with varying degrees of injuries.
The armed men, who invaded the venue of the stakeholders meeting, according to an eyewitness, moved into the hall and left the two other traditional rulers of Nkume community and Eze Akpaka with broken heads and hands.
An unconfirmed report said two of the monarchs at that stakeholders meeting were taken away by the gunmen to an unknown destination.
The SUPREME further learnt that, the council headquarters was in a state of shambles as at the time of filing this report.
When contacted on phone, the police spokesperson of the state police command CSP, Mike Abattam, said only two monarchs had been confirmed dead and not five as claimed by some media reports.
He said no arrest has been made, but the command has commenced investigation into the incident.