The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has said he is shocked by the news of the attack on traditional rulers in the state by gunmen.
Two of the traditional rulers who were having a meeting at Njaba Local Government Area were killed during the attack while others suffered varying degrees of injuries.
Among the monarchs confirmed dead were the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Duruebere and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community.
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In a post on social media, Uzodinma sympathized with the people of Njaba and vowed to ensure that criminals are brought to book.
He said, “The news of the attack on Traditional Rulers of Njaba Local Government Area by some hoodlums, which resulted into some casualties, came to me with a rude shock and this is a clear exhibition of wickedness and desecration of sacred stool.
“I commiserate with the people of Njaba over this incident as I vow on my honor to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book. This new dimension to banditry would not be allowed to flourish on our soil.”