Panic as gunmen kidnap monarch, 7 chiefs in Imo




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The traditional ruler of Umuezie community Nguru Aboh Mbaise Council Area of Imo Eze Charles Iroegbu ànd seven of cabinet have been kidnapped by .

Eze Iroegbu was abducted around 6pm alongside cabinet Tuesday.

It was learnt the monarch and cabinet were abducted while returning from a traditional ceremony at Ihitte-Uboma council area of the .

The incident has raised anxiety and thrown the entire community into deep sorrow as the monarch was described as a “charitable giver” has touched many lives many communities across the .

A source close the traditional ruler, spoke The Nation the condition of anonymity, said the incident took place at the popular Seven and Half junction the Obowo area of the .

demand, the source said: “For now, I am not aware of any demand yet.”


A member of the town union, pleaded not be named, confirmed the incident, saying that the monarch and cabinet members were abducted by gangsters while coming from a traditional .

Contacted, the , Orlando Ikeokwu (SP), said he would back to us but was yet to as at the of filing the .

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