The death of Eze Ignitus Asor, the traditional ruler of Obudi-Agwa community in Oguta Local Government Area, Imo State, was deemed atrocious by President Muhammadu Buhari.
On Monday, gunmen broke into the neighborhood and killed the traditional leader along with two other locals.
According to reports, the suspects arrived in four automobiles, two motorcycles, and worked alongside a female accomplice to execute the task.
The President released a statement via Garba Shehu, his media assistant, the day following the assault. He gave the go-ahead for security forces in the state to look into the heinous incident and make sure that those responsible face the full force of the law.
The president expressed his condolences to friends, family, the Obudi-Agwa community, and all those impacted by the attacks, and he prayed for the quick recovery of those hurt.
He also commended the Imo State government for its energetic efforts to improve the security situation and urged all Imo residents and citizens to vigorously support the joint efforts of state actors and local residents to maintain everyone’s safety.
According to the state police spokesman, Michael Abattam, the attackers pretended to be persons in need and went to the royal father to ask for assistance.
He claimed that Mohammed Ahmed Barde, the Commissioner of Police, had denounced the attack and urged the Agwa community to maintain calm.
Abattam “assured the good people of Agwa in particular and Imo State in general, that investigation has commenced, and the Command will leave no stone unturned until the perpetrators are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”
He also “enjoined them to assist the police with credible information or report any clandestine activities in their community to the nearest police station or call the Command’s emergency control room numbers 08034773600 or 08098880197.”