Two Imo monarchs identified as Acho Ndukwe, the traditional ruler of Amagu Ihube, and Paul Ogbu, the traditional ruler of Ihitte Ihube, both in Okigwe LGA of Imo state have been reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen.
According to reports, the two Monarchs were abducted on Sunday, December 12 and their palaces were set ablaze.
The suspects also abducted a youth leader in Umulolo Okigwe area of the state and vandalized the country home of one Fabian Nwosu, said to be a community leader.
A resident said:
“It was something else in the early hours of Sunday. They came in Hilux vehicles and kidnapped the two monarchs and burnt their palaces and vehicles.
“They also kidnapped the youth leader of Umuololo- Okigwe. They also went to the house of Fabian Nwosu, on meeting his presence, they vandalised his house.
“Eze Ndukwe is an influential king. He is the chairman of the Council of Traditional rulers in Okigwe LGA. He is also the chairman and CEO of Genesis Hotel, Okigwe. Nobody can comprehend this attack. The communities are bewildered. Highly confused.”
Imo police spokesperson, Micheal Abbatam confirmed the attack, adding that the command has commenced an investigation into the incident.