Imo Killings: We Didn’t Know About The Traditional Rulers Meeting – Police

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  • Gunmen had stormed Njaba Council headquarters at Nnenasa, venue of a Stakeholders meeting of some traditional rulers in Imo state on Tuesday…

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Imo State Police Command has said that the traditional rulers attacked in Imo state during a meeting had convened the meeting without informing security agencies.

Gunmen had stormed Njaba Council headquarters at Nnenasa, venue of a Stakeholders meeting of some traditional rulers in Imo state on Tuesday killing two traditional rulers while fatally injuring one other.

In a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, Mike Abattam, the Police blamed the attack on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN).

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According to the statement, they were tipped off at about 3pm that hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra/ESN are attacking the venue “where the Transitional Chairman of Njaba LGA was holding a meeting with some Traditional Rulers.” They immediately dispatched a crack squad.

“At the scene, it was revealed that the Transitional Chairman of Njaba LGA Mr. Emeka Ihenacho invited, and was having a meeting with 15 traditional rulers of Njaba communities without informing the Police or other Security agencies.

“Unfortunately, two of the traditional rulers namely, HRH Eze S.C Osunwa of Ihebinowere Autonomous Community and HRH Eze Barr A. E Durueburuo of Okwudor Autonomous Community lost their lives in the attack while HRH Eze A. N Onyeka ( JP ) of Nkume Autonomous Community sustained gunshot injuries,” Abattam said.

“The Police station in the community was recently attacked and razed down by hoodlums and during the attack, two Police Officers lost their lives. The Command had to post Policemen to the area on vehicular patrols to help in checkmating crimes and criminalities until when a new Police Station will be rebuilt.

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