Again, gunmen invade Imo communities, kidnap 2 traditional rulers, others flee

Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma
NNPC report

Gunmen on Sunday abducted two traditional rulers in Okigwe, Imo State, and set their palaces ablaze.

Other traditional rulers are said to have gone into hiding.

It is a continuation of what appears to be an onslaught against monarchs.

Gunmen on Friday killed the traditional ruler of Ebeteghete community in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Edwin Azuike.

The monarch was abducted from his palace on Thursday.