President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called for an investigation into the murder of Ignitus Asor, the traditional ruler of Obudi-Agwa community in Oguta LGA, Imo state.
Gunmen on Monday invaded the traditional ruler’s palace and opened fire on him and four other persons during a meeting, killing him, two palace chiefs, and two other members of the community.
In a statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, while commiserating with the family of the late monarch, condemned the murder of the traditional ruler 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,” 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.”
Imo state, like some states in the south east, in recent times has witnessed a spate of violent attacks on public facilities and security agents.