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Imo state police command, confirms the killing of two traditional rulers

The Imo state police command has reacted to the attack on traditional rulers, who were having meeting in Imo state. The command said that the traditional rulers did not inform the security agencies in the state, of the proposed meeting. 

Recall that two monarchs were killed by unknown gunmen in Njaba Local Government Area, Imo state, on Tuesday, October 19. The gunmen invaded the venue while the meeting was going on, and opened fire on the monarchs. Two of the monarchs were confirmed dead, while many others escaped with different injuries. 

Reacting to the incident, the command through it’s spokesperson, Mike Abattam, said that security agencies were not informed of the meeting. He said that tactical teams were immediately sent to the area, once the police was informed of the attack. He said that the hoodlums fled into a nearby bush, on sighting the security operatives. 

According to Abattam, two traditional rulers, Eze S. C Osunwa, of Iheninowere Autonomous Community, and Eze Barrister A. E Durueburuo, of Okwudor Autonomous Community, were killed during the attack. He said that the police station in the area was attacked recently, during which two officers were killed. 

The spokesperson said that state police command is doing its best, to arrest the culprits.

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