Gunmen Unleash Mayhem In Imo State, Kill Oguta Traditional Ruler, Prime Minister
- May 25, 2023
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The killings in Imo State as continued unabated and the traditional ruler of Orsu Obodo in Oguta local government area of Imo State, HRH Eze Victor Ijioma, is the recent victim of the bloodthirsty unknown assailants.
In the same Oguta local government, the Isama of Mgbele (the traditional prime minister) of Mgbele community was murdered. It was gathered that the two leaders were killed in separate attacks in different locations on Thursday.
Sources said the Orsu Obodo monarch was accosted at Umuamaka Junction in the neighboring Izombe town, where he was killed inside his car. It was further learned that the assailants, who were not satisfied with his death, went ahead to set his corpse ablaze inside his car. However, the Mgbele community leader was said to have been killed in his town.
Village sources told our correspondent that military and other security operatives have increased their presence in Izombe, Mgbele and the communities around the area in their bid to fish out the perpetrators, who now have resorted to hit and run tactics. One of the sources said: “The Eze, Igwe of Orsu Obodo was accosted while he was driving at Umuakama Junction in the afternoon. One of the sources said: “The Eze, Igwe of Orsu Obodo was accosted while he was driving at Umuakama Junction in the afternoon.