Gunmen Open Fire At Traditional Rulers Meeting In Imo State.
On 19th October 2021, at Njaba LGA, unknown gunmen stormed the LGA headquarters where Traditional Rulers were having a meeting and gunned down two Traditional Rulers.
“At the scene, it was revealed that the Transitional Chairman of Njaba LGA Mr Emeka Ihenacho invited and was having meeting with fifteen Traditional Rulers of Njaba communities without informing the police or other security agencies.
Unfortunately, two of the traditional rulers namely, HRH Eze S. C Osunwa of Ihebinowere Autonomous Community and HRH Eze Barr A. E Durueburuo of Okwudor Autonomous Community lost their lives in the attack while HRH Eze A. N Onyeka ( JP ) of Nkume Autonomous Community sustained gunshot injury” The command made this known in a statement signed by its spokesman CSP Mike Abattam.
The Imo state police command has disclosed that they were not aware of the meeting of Traditional Rulers in Njaba LGA before armed gunmen stormed the meeting venue and shot two monarchs on Tuesday, October 19.
The command made this known in a statement signed by its spokesman CSP Mike Abattam.
According to Abattam, the police at about 3pm got a tipoff that hoodlums ”suspected to be members of the proscribed IPOB/ESN” are attacking the venue where the Transitional Chairman of Njaba LGA was holding a meeting with some Transitional Rulers.
He said the state Commissioner of Police immediately dispatched the command’s tactical teams to the scene and on their arrival at the scene, they were informed by the police patrol teams patrolling the area that the hoodlums fled into the bush on sighting them.
He further added that the command is exploring all avenues possible to see that the fleeing bandits are arrested and prosecuted.