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Imo traditional ruler shot dead in palace

A traditional ruler in Imo State was on Monday afternoon shot dead.

Eze James Nnamdi, was killed in his palace in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.

Those in the know informed that the king was receiving a guest, Chief Ignatius Nwaru when the attackers stormed his compound and began shooting sparodically. Expectedly, the incident triggered a pandemonium in the area.

A source who wants to remain anonymous said, “The traditional ruler of Nguru in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area was around 3pm shot dead. The traditional who is popularly known as Eze Mmirioma was killed in his palace. This is so terrifying.”

It was further learnt that the guest is currently in an undisclosed hospital where he is receiving treatment.

Meanwhile, Henry Okoye, the spokesperson for the police in the state, informed newsmen that the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Berde, had condemned the incident and also ordered a thorough investigation into the murder incident.

“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,” Okoye said.

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