Unknown gunmen have abducted two traditional rulers in Imo State.

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

Those that were kidnapped are Acho Ndukwe of Amagu Ihube and Paul Ogbu of Ihitte Ihube, both in the Okigwe Local Government Area of the state.

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 operations leading to their abduction were said to have lasted from 12 midnight Saturday till 1am on Sunday.

One of the sources 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. Eze Ndukwe is the chairman of 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.”

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.



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