Journalism of Courage

Ghastly! Gunmen open fire on Imo monarchs’ meeting, three feared dead

The cause of the gun attack is still unknown as police have launched investigation into the incident.

 

By Ajuma Edwina Ameh

The security situation in Imo State took a turn for the worse on Tuesday as three traditional rulers were feared dead while others were seriously injured in an attack launchedby some unknown gunmen at Nnenasa community, headquarters of Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State.

Persecondnews gathered that the traditional rulers numbering over 20, were having a meeting at the local government headquarters in the community on Tuesday when gunmen invaded the venue and started shooting sporadically.

The cause of the gun attack is still unknown as police have launched investigation into the incident.

Contacted for his comment, the spokesman for the State Police Command, DSP Mike Abattam, said three other monarchs who were critically injured are still in coma in a hospital.

He said: “The command has commenced investigation into the incident.”

Among the monarchs confirmed dead are the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community.

 

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More