Gunmen murder Imo Monarch, Dump Body in Market Square
Following the heightened insecurity in Imo State, gunmen have cut short the live of the traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba local government area of Imo State, Edwin Azike.
The lifeless body of the monarch was found at the community market square on Friday after he was kidnapped on Thursday by unknown gumen.
A source in the community who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that four persons were shot dead on Thursday in the community after the monarch was kidnapped.
He listed the names of those shot dead on Thursday to include, Iyke Oduozor, a 17- year- old apprentice and one Lady Dominica and another whose name could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
According to source ” the traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba LGA, Eze Edwin Azike, has been murdered. His lifeless body was dumped at the market square and the villagers discovered it this morning. He was kidnapped on Thursday and thereafter, the community was invaded which led to the killing of four persons.”
The chairman of Traditional Rulers Council/ Community Policing in the state, Eze Emma Okeke, while reacting to the ugly incident said that traditional rulers in the state were saddened by the killing of their colleague.
He described the killing of late Eze Edwin Azike as an abomination, Okeke, said that the council was on Friday morning informed of the killing of the traditional ruler.
He said ” we have got the sad news about the killing of Eze Edwin Azike. This is abominable in Igbo culture. I don’t know why traditional rulers are being hunted like this. We are not politicians, we are only custodians of the culture of our people. We were informed on Thursday when he was kidnapped, only for him to be found dead, this morning.”
Responding to the incident, spokesperson for the Imo State Police Command, Michael Abattam, promised to make inquiry and get back to our correspondent but he had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.
It may be recalled that another traditional ruler in the state, Eze Damian Nwaigwe of Mbutu ancient kingdom in the Aboh Mbaise LGA, was on Thursday morning abducted from his palace.
Also, the traditional ruler of Achi Mbieri in the Mbaitoli LGA, Henry Madumere, and the father of the former deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere was on November 20, kidnapped at Iho in Ikeduru LGA, while on his way to a public function and was later released by his abductors.
Imo State bleeds again as Hope Uzodinma hunts for those that oppose his Evil Government.
Otokoto has RESURRECTED again in Imo State, may God protects His Chosen Ones
Report by: The NewsCorner