Buhari vows to punish killers of local chief in Imo state


President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of killing five persons, including Eze Ignitus Asor, the traditional ruler of Obudi Agwa community, Oguta Council Area of Imo State.

Buhari directed security and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate the murder and bring the perpetrators to Justice.

The Easterner had reported how gunmen, suspected to be youths from the community, on Monday stormed the palace of the traditional ruler, where a community matter was being discussed, killing five persons, including Eze Asor and his chiefs.

Reacting to the incident in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari condemned the killings and expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and the people of the community.

“President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the heinous killing of Eze Ignitus Asor, the traditional ruler of the Obudi-Agwa community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, and others.

“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.

“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,” the statement reads.

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