BREAKING: Kidnappers murder Imo monarch, dump body in market square

The traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, Edwin Azike have been murdered by Gunmen.

The dead body of the traditional ruler who went missing yesterday evening was found on Friday morning at the community market square.

A member of the community who pleaded for his name not to be published said four other persons were shot in the community on Thursday after the monarch was kidnapped.

The source said, “The traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba LGA, Eze Edwin Azike, has been murdered. His lifeless body was dumped at the market square and the villagers discovered it this morning. He was kidnapped on Thursday and thereafter, the community was invaded which led to the killing of four persons.”

The chairman of Traditional Rulers Council/ Community Policing in the state, Eze Emma Okeke, said that the monarchs in the state were saddened by the killing of their colleague.

He said, “We have got the sad news about the killing of Eze Edwin Azike. This is abominable in Igbo culture. I don’t know why traditional rulers are being hunted like this. We are not politicians, we are only custodians of the culture of our people. We were informed on Thursday when he was kidnapped, only for him to be found dead, this morning.”

 

 

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