Bandits gun down Imo traditional rulers, injure others during council meting

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Three traditional rulers were gunned down and some others injured as bandits operating in the southeast opened fire on the traditional rulers during a meeting at a council headquarters in Imo on Tuesday. .

The traditional rulers were having a stakeholders’ meeting at the Njaba local council headquarters at Nnenasa when the criminals struck

Among the dead are the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community.

Other traditional rulers were left with varying degrees of injuries.

The killing has spread panic all over the local council.

Police spokesperson in the state, Mike Abattam, confirmed the, saying the command had commenced investigation into the incident.

So far IPOB is the major violent group unleashing terror on the state, and across the southeast.