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Imo Police Reacts To Monarch’s Murder, Sends Strong Warning

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Imo State Police Commissioner (CP), Mohammed Ahmed Barde, has confirmed the killing of the traditional ruler of Ezuhu-Nguru Nweke Autonomous Community in Aboh Mbaise Council of the state which happened on Monday.

The Eastern Updates on Tuesday reported that some yet-to-be-identified gunmen had invaded the palace of Eze James Nnamdi (Durujiaku Mmirioma) in a Toyota Sienna van, shooting him multiple times. He died in a hospital, where he was receiving treatment.

According to sources, before the hoodlums escaped, they shot sporadically in the air, forcing people to scamper for safety.

A statement issued by the police spokesperson in the state, Henry Okoye, said: ‘The Commissioner of Police has condemned the gruesome murder of Eze Mmirioma, who died while receiving medical attention at Ndubuisi Hospital, after being shot multiple times in his house by gunmen.

‘The Command has set up a high-powered investigating team to ensure the perpetrators are arrested and prosecuted.’

Recall that some months ago, another monarch, Eze Ignatius Asor of Obudi Agwa Autonomous Community, in Oguta Local Council of the state, was shot dead, while holding a meeting in his palace.

It was gathered that, in the past few years, some monarchs had been killed in similar circumstances in the state.

Meanwhile, the CP has warned sit-at-home enforcers to desist or face the law. He also set up a tactical team to deal with them.

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A statement issued, yesterday, by Okoye said: ‘In line with the Command’s commitment to end the unlawful sit-at-home order, imposed by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN), in the state, the CP, on Monday, led operatives of the Command’s tactical team on a confidence-building patrol and show of force exercise across the state. The exercise was to rekindle public confidence in the security architecture of the state, and to encourage Imolites to go about their lawful businesses without fear of attack or molestation.”

The statement also urged the public to use the emergency numbers to reach the police when and wherever there is a security threat in the state.

He added: “The CP reiterates that the Command will not hesitate to deal decisively with any hoodlum caught enforcing the unlawful order, urging law-abiding residents to disregard such orders.”

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