Buhari Orders Probe Into The Killing Of Imo Monarch

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the murder of Eze Ignatius Asor, the traditional ruler of the Obudi Agwa community in Imo State.

Buhari Orders Probe Into The Killing Of Imo Monarch
President Mohammadu Buhari

On Monday, gunmen invaded the traditional ruler’s palace and opened fire on him and four other persons during a meeting.

Asor, two palace chiefs and two other members of the community were said to have died on the spot.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by Garba Shehu, Buhari’s spokesperson, the president condemned the murder of the traditional ruler and others, while commiserating with the family of the bereaved.

“The president directs security agencies in the state to thoroughly investigate the dastardly act and ensure that the perpetrators face the full wrath of the law,” the statement reads.

“While commiserating with family, friends, the Obudi-Agwa community, as well as all those affected by the attacks, the president prays for the speedy recovery of those injured.

“President Buhari acknowledges the spirited efforts by the Imo state government at improving the security situation and encourages all Imo residents and citizens to robustly support the collective efforts of state actors and members of the local community to keep everyone safe.”

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