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Friday, December 10, 2021

Gunmen Dump Body Of Imo Traditional Ruler In Market Square


The Daily Crucible | Friday, December 10, 2021

By Godwin Akomsh, Umuahia

The lifeless body of the traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, Edwin Azike, has been dumped in the town's market square.

Eze Azike's corpse was found inside the market square in the community on Friday morning after he was abducted on Thursday.

It was learnt that the killer(s) used the cover of the night to drop the remains of the monarch in the market.

Four persons were said to have been shot dead on Thursday in the community after the monarch was abducted by gunmen.

"The area was subjected to reign of terror. The king was kidnapped on Thursday and the community was invaded afterwards which led to the killing of four persons.

 “So, it is now clear that the traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba LGA, Eze Edwin Azike, has been killed. His body was dumped at the market square and the villagers found it this morning," the source said.

The spokesman in the state, Micheal Abattam, is being to comment on the matter.

However, the chairman of Traditional Rulers Council/ Community Policing in the state, Eze Emma Okeke, said that the monarchs in the state were saddened by the killing of their colleague.

He said the killing of Azike was an abomination, adding that the council was on Friday morning informed of the killing of the traditional ruler.

 “We have got the sad news about the killing of Eze Edwin Azike. This is abominable in Igbo culture. I don’t know why traditional rulers are being hunted like this. We are not politicians, we are only custodians of the culture of our people. We were informed on Thursday when he was kidnapped, only for him to be found dead, this morning,” he said.



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