No fewer than five traditional rulers have been reportedly killed during an attack by gunmen at Nnenasa community Headquarters of Njaba local government area of Imo State.
According to sources, the traditional rulers from the area numbering over 20 were in a meeting at the local government headquarters in the community when gunmen invaded the the place, interrupted the meeting with sporadic gunshots and killed at least five traditional rulers on the spot.
When contacted, the Imo state police public relations officer, Mike Abatam conformed the attack saying two of the traditional rulers had died with some were in a come while another was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The murdered traditional rulers include the Obi II of Okwudor, Eze Anayo Durueburoe and the ruler of Ihebineoweri, Okwudor, Eze Samson Osunwa.
Meanwhile, the Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma condemned the killings and commiserated with the affected families.
He promised to bring the perpetrators to book and urged Imo indigenes to remain calm as the state government is on top of the situation.
The attack is the latest in a series of violent crimes being perpetuated across the South-East.