Traditional ruler escapes death as unknown gunmen attack convoy in Anambra

Traditional ruler escapes death as unknown gunmen attack convoy in Anambra

Traditional ruler of Isuaniocha community, Igwe Mkpuora Ngini has called for government’s timely intervention to save his life and restore peace in the community.

The monarch said the call followed what he termed sponsored attack on his convoy by suspected hoodlums.

Ngini who was recently certified by Governor Chukwuma Soludo, also sought deployment of security operatives to fish out those behind the attack.

Expressing worry over growing wave of insecurity in the community, Ngini alleged that two DSS Officials attached to his convoy were wounded, one abducted while their Hilux Van was set ablaze during the attack.

“The gunmen refused me entry into my community to address my people and I wrote to DSS and they gave me some officers to escort me. 

“But surprisingly on entering Isuaniocha, the unknown gunmen opened fire on my convoy,” he added.

Describing the development as unfortunate, the monarch called on security operatives to immediately apprehend the perpetrators, safe guard lives and property, including government institutions in the community.

” I want government and security operatives to swing into action by acting fast to protect my life, lives and property, government institutions, our youths and vigilante from further attack by the hired hoodlums.

“Government should intervene quickly to get them apprehended and make them to face the law before their activities will move over to Awka and neighbouring communities” he stressed.

The monarch further called on both natives and residents of the community to remain calm and law abiding in the wake of the development, assuring that government will act towards achieving high level security.

Underscoring the importance of peace and stability in the community, Ngini praised Governor Soludo’s led administration for its high investment in security in the state.

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