Unknown gunmen have reportedly shot and killed the Traditional Ruler of Ezuhu na Amadi Autonomous Community in Abor Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo Stat, Eze Nnamdi Mmirioma.
The incident occurred at about 3pm, with the gunmen shooting him several times.
The reason for the dastardly act on the deceased could not be easily ascertained at the time report.
The incident has thrown the community into palpable fear and panic.
The Commissioner, Imo State Police Command, Mohammed Barde, confirmed the incident, describing it as gruesome.
In a statement by the command’s Spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye, the state police boss said that Mmirioma died while receiving medical attention at Ndubuisi Hospital.
“The Commissioner of Police has set up a high powered investigation into the incident to ensure that the perpetrators are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”