Gunmen kill monarch, community leader in Imo

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Gunmen, Thursday, killed the traditional ruler of Orsu Obodo in Oguta local government area of Imo state, HRH Eze Victor Ijioma. 

Also killed was the traditional prime minister of Mgbele community, the Isama of Mgbele, also in the same local government area.

Blueprint correspondent gathered that while the Orsu Obodo monarch was accosted at Umuamaka junction near neighbouring community, Izombe where he was killed in his car, the community leader was said to have been killed in his home town.

It was further gathered that when the monarch’s assailants were not satisfied with his death, they went ahead to set his corpse in the car ablaze.

Since the incidents occured, security operatives have stormed the two communities in a bid to fish out the assailants, Blueprint was told.

However, the Imo Police spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye, is yet to react to the incidents.

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