Gunmen Kidnap Imo Monarch’s Wife, Set Houses of APC, LP Chairmen Ablaze

Gunmen Kidnap Imo Monarch’s Wife, Set Houses of APC, LP Chairmen Ablaze

  • Some southeast states have been under attack in recent days, particularly as the 2023 presidential election approaches
  • Unknown gunmen launched a fresh attack on the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State on Wednesday, February 22
  • The armed men also abducted the wife of a monarch in the LGA and burnt down the houses of the APC and Labour Party chairmen

On Wednesday, February 22, gunmen kidnapped the wife of the traditional ruler of the Amuro autonomous community in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, Ugoeze Umugborogu.

Apart from kidnapping the monarch’s wife, the rampaging gunmen also burnt the country homes of the chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP) in Amuro ward.

Imo state governor, APC, gunmen, Labour Party, Imo traditional ruler
Imo state has been under attack in recent days. Photo credit: Governor Hope Uzodinma
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Resident flee their homes

The development caused panic in the community as residents fled their homes.

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A source who pleaded anonymity disclosed to The Punch that the attackers set the houses ablaze immediately they arrived at the compounds.

The source said

”Ugoeze Umugborogu, the wife of the late king of Amuro autonomous community, has been kidnapped.
“After kidnapping the woman, they went to the house of the Labour Party chairman in Amuro ward, Ifediora Umegboroagu and razed it. The man and his family were away when they struck.
“They equally razed the house of the APC chairman in the ward. This is going out of hand. The government should come to our rescue.”

Tension in southeast state as gunmen attack PDP candidate, kill driver earlier reported that gunmen attacked the campaign convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Oforchukwu Egbo.

The incident happened on Wednesday, February 22, at Eke-Otu in Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South local government area.

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Similarly, gunmen recently attacked the convoy of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Ebonyi state, Bernard Odoh.

The Ebonyi APGA governorship candidate's media aide, Charles Otu, confirmed the incident, saying it happened on Thursday night, February 2. Otu said his principal was returning from a campaign rally when they ran into the ambush at the Rest House area along the Enugu/Abakaliki expressway.

He added that the gunmen opened fire and shot at the driver of the Sienna conveying Odoh. The driver later died due to the severity of his gunshot injuries.


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