Two traditional rulers in Okigwe local area of Imo State was attacked and kidnapped traditional rulers on Sunday.

The attack according to eyewitnesses affected Acho Ndukwe of Amagu Ihube and Paul Ogbu of Ihitte Ihube, all in the Local Government Area of the state. gathered that the gunmen burnt the monarchs’ palaces and vehicles while carrying out the operations and also kidnapped the youth leader of Umulolo Okigwe. gathered that the gunmen also invaded the country home of a community leader in Umulolo- Okigwe, Fabian Nwosu and vandalized his house after kidnapping the monarchs and youth leader.

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According to the source ” it was something else in the early hours of Sunday. The gunmen came in Hilux vehicles and kidnapped the two monarchs and burnt their palaces and vehicles. They also kidnapped the youth leader of Umuololo- Okigwe.

“The invaders also went to the house of one Fabian Nwosu, on meeting his presence, they vandalized his house.”

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Another source described one of the kidnapped monarchs, Acho Ndukwe as a popular and well-to-do king.

He said Ndukwe is the chairman of the Council of Traditional rulers in Okigwe LGA and also the owner of the popular Genesis hotel, Okigwe. Nobody can understand the rationale behind the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO in the state, Micheal Abattam, said the command had commenced investigation into the incident.


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