Unknown Gunmen Kill Imo Monarch in His Palace
The traditional ruler of the Nguru community in Imo State‘s Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area, Eze James Nnamdi was fatally shot on Monday afternoon.
Newera News learnt that the incident occurred at his palace, shaking the community to its core.
The tragedy unfolded as the late king was entertaining a guest, identified as Chief Ignatius Nwaru. Suddenly, a group of unidentified gunmen stormed his residence and unleashed violence.
Following the incident, fear has gripped the local area.
A source that spoke with Punch said, “The traditional ruler of Nguru in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area was around 3 pm shot dead. The traditional who is popularly known as Eze Mmirioma was killed in his palace. This is so terrifying.”
A further report has it that the king’s guest was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he was being attended to.
Confirming the killing of the traditional ruler, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, said that the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Berde, had ordered an investigation into the murder incident.
Okoye said, “The Commissioner of Police, Imo state, CP Mohammed Barde has condemned in totality the gruesome murder of Eze Mmirioma, a traditional ruler in Aboh Mbaise, who died while receiving treatment in the hospital after being shot severally in his house today by gunmen.
“He (CP Barde) has set up a high-powered investigating team to investigate this case and ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”