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Monarch killed as gunmen attack Imo community

Monarch killed as gunmen attack Imo community
July 17
23:08 2023

Suspected gunmen have killed Eze J. N Nnamdi, the traditional ruler of the Nguru Nweke community in Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo state.

The monarch, popularly known as Mmirioma Uboma the second, was shot dead by the gunmen who drove into his compound on Monday afternoon.

A source told TheCable that the assailants, who stormed the monarch’s compound in the afternoon, dragged him outside and shot him to death.

They also shot a cabinet chief in the process, who at the time of filing this report was yet to regain consciousness.

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“It was terrible. The monarch is the traditional ruler of Nguru Nweke autonomous community,” the source said.

“The gunmen operated in a Sienna bus. They were four in number. When the Eze was about to declare a meeting open at his palace, they stormed into the compound, dragged him outside and shot him severally in his chest.

“Another chief was also shot alongside the monarch but he did not die. He is currently in a hospital receiving treatment. I can’t place his name.

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“As I speak to you, the community is deserted for fear of the unknown.”

Henry Okoye, the Imo state police spokesperson, said the command has set up an investigation team to look into the case and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

“The commissioner of police, Imo state, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde has condemned in totality the gruesome murder of HRH Eze J. N. Nnamdi (Mmirioma), the traditional ruler in Nguru Nweke autonomous community in Aboh-Mbaise LGA of Imo state, who died while receiving medical attention at Ndubuisi hospital after being shot severally in his house today by gunmen,” Okoye said.

“The command 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.”

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