Tragedy struck in Imo State Tuesday evening as yet-to-be identified gunmen opened fire on traditional rulers during a meeting, killing three of them.
The traditional rulers were having a stakeholders’ meeting at the Njaba local council headquarters at Nnenasa when the killers attacked them.
Jungle-Journalist.Com gathered that other traditional rulers were left with varying degrees of injuries.
As of the time of filing this report, the council headquarters was in a state of panic.
The police spokesperson in the state, Mike Abattam, said two of the traditional rulers have been confirmed dead while the Command had commenced investigation into the incident. It was not clear baout the state of a third traditional ruler who was earlier reported to be dead.
Among the monarchs confirmed dead were the Obi 1 of Okwudor Autonomous Community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community.