Again, Imo bleeds as gunmen kill prominent monarch, two others

The blood-letting in Imo State may have intensified with the killing earlier today (Monday, November 14, 2022) of another prominent traditional ruler in the State, Eze Ignatius Asor, the traditional ruler of Obudi, Agwa, in Oguta Local Government Area of the State,

According to a source who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, the gunmen who stormed the palace of the prominent monarch in the early hours of today, shot Asor and two other people around him dead before escaping the scene of the incident in their waiting motorcycles and cars.

Describing the killing as dastardly and the death of Asor a big loss to the entire Agwa community, another prominent member of the community who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “He was such a good man; he has helped to curb the incessant insecurity situations we have been experiencing in this our community; it’s a pity he is gone.”

However, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Michael Abattam who confirmed the incident, said the police were already on the trail of the hoodlums with the clues in their possession.

“Yes, it’s true but the police is already investigating the matter we have clues already and we are on their trail,” Abattam said.

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