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IMO: Two monarchs kidnapped, palace burned down

TWO traditional rulers have been abducted by gunmen.

After whisking away the royal fathers, the gunmen also burnt their palaces and vehicles.

The affected traditional rulers are Acho Ndukwe of Amagu Ihube and Paul Ogbu of Ihitte Ihube, both in the Okigwe Local Government Area.

The gunmen also kidnapped the youth leader of Umulolo Okigwe whose name had not been ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Mike Abattam, disclosed that the command had commenced an investigation into the incident.

There has been a rise in attacks on the traditional institution in the South-East in recent times.

The traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba LGA, Edwin Azike, was kidnapped on Thursday and killed on Friday with his corpse dumped at the market square.

The traditional ruler of the Mbutu ancient kingdom, Damian Nwaigwe, was kidnapped on Thursday and released on Saturday.

Also, the traditional ruler of Achi Mbieri, Henry Madumere, was kidnapped on November 19, on the way to a public function at Iho in the Ikeduru LGA.

On October 19, hoodlums invaded Njaba LGA council headquarters at Nnenasa and shot at traditional rulers who were having a stakeholders meeting.

While two traditional rulers sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to a hospital, two others were killed.

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