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Gunmen kill monarch in Abia

24 February 2016, 11:18

Umuhia - Unknown gunmen have killed the traditional ruler of Ikeala Ahiaba Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Eze James Nwabekee, reports The Nation.

The gunmen numbering about four invaded the traditional ruler’s palace and rained bullets on him.

The incident happened around 10pm on Monday.

The gunmen also attempted to kill one of the late traditional ruler’s son who escaped into the bush.

The body of the traditional ruler has since been deposited in an undisclosed mortuary.

Abia State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ezekiel Onyeke Udeviotu has confirmed the incident.

Udeviotu said Igwe Nwabekee’s wife was shot and is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Read more at The Nation.

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