Anxiety in Southeast as Another Abducted Traditional Ruler Found Dead

Anxiety in Southeast as Another Abducted Traditional Ruler Found Dead

  • Ihitte Ihube, a community in Okigwe, Imo state has been thrown into mourning following the murder of its traditional ruler
  • The bodies of Eze Pau Ogbu alongside the community youth leader were found dead on Wednesday, December 15
  • The deceased monarch was kidnapped on Sunday, December 12, after the assailants invaded the his palace

Ihitte Ihube, Imo - The Ihitte Ihube autonomous community in the Okigwe local government area of Imo state is in shock and mourning after its monarch was found dead on Wednesday, December 15.

In a report by Daily Trust, the bodies of Eze Ogbu as well as a community youth leader were reportedly discovered in a ditch by security operatives and conveyed to his palace.

Imo traditional ruler
The abducted traditional ruler of Ihitte Ihube autonomous community, Okigwe LGA in Imo state, HRH Eze Paul Ogbu, has been found dead. Photo credit: Hope Uzodimma
Source: Facebook

Both men were kidnapped on Sunday, December 12, after the monarch's palace and vehicle were razed.

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The tragic development was confirmed by another traditional ruler, Acho Ndukwe, who was kidnapped along with Ogbu, Sahara Reporters added.

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According to Ndukwe, their abductors killed Ogbu in his presence. Ndukwe was rescued on Monday, December 13, after the criminal's hideout in Orsu local aovernment area and Uli in Ihiala LGA of Anambra state was raided.

Abducted traditional ruler found dead in market square

Legit.ng previously reported that the ancient kingdom of Atta in Njaba local government area of Imo state has been thrown into mourning following the murder of its traditional ruler, Eze Edwin Azike.

Azike's body was found at the community market square on Friday morning, December 10.

It was gathered that the monarch was killed after he was abducted on Thursday, December 9.

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A source who spoke anonymously said that four people were shot dead on Thursday after the monarch was kidnapped.

Gunmen abduct another monarch

In a related development, Eze Damian Nwaigwe, the traditional ruler of Mbutu ancient kingdom in Aboh Mbaise local government area of Imo state has been kidnapped by gunmen.

The monarch was abducted on Thursday, December 9, from the palace at about 2:30 am.

A source told the publication stated that the gunmen numbering about 10, shot into the air before whisking the monarch away to unknown location.

Source: Legit.ng

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