Gunmen on Monday, invaded the palace of the monarch of Obudi Agwa community, in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Ignitus Asor, alongside four persons, including two chiefs and two villagers, shooting them dead.
National Light gathered that thegunmen stormed the monarch’s palace when he was discussing with his chiefs and some other persons and allegedly opened fire indiscriminately, killing the monarch, his chiefs and the villagers in the process.
The gunmen were also said to have stormed Mgbala community, where they allegedly shot a pregnant woman and a local security officer.
The injured victims including the pregnant woman, a retired soldier, the traditional prime minister, Stephen Ajoku, who sustained bullet wounds, were rushed to different hospitals for prompt treatment.
The communities were said to have been thrown into mourning following the attacks.
“They opened fire and as I speak with you, the traditional ruler, two chiefs and two others have been confirmed dead. The traditional prime minister of the community, Chief Ajoku, and a retired soldier were also shot but they are still alive.
“Mgbala community was also attacked and a pregnant woman and vigilante officer were shot. They are alive as we speak. Our community bleeds. This is very unfortunate,” our source stated.
Coordinator of Agwa Development Centre, Obinna Jumbo, when contacted, said the victims’ families alongside members of the community reported the incident to the police for investigation, explaining that the corpses of the victims have been evacuated from the scene and deposited in a morgue.
Wnen contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Michael Abattam, confirmed the incident.