Gunmen invade customary court in Imo, kill chairman

Our reporter| Gunmen on Thursday killed the chairman of Ejemeku customary court, Nnaemeka Ugboma following an attack on the court facility.

The court, located in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State was invaded by the hoodlums, causing panic in the community as lawyers, court staff and residents flee for safety.

According to eyewitness accounts, the attackers stormed the area in motorcycles, while Mr. Ugboma was still in the court premises, and shot him dead.

Although the customary court jurist is said to have hailed from the same Oguta Local Government Area, the motive of the attack and the identity of those behind it is yet to be ascertained.

The state police command is yet to make any statement on the incident.

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Imo has been experiencing a series of attacks by gunmen who unleash terror in the state and other South-Eastern states.

The gunmen often target security agencies, government officials, and facilities.

Just last week, some gunmen suspected to be members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), attacked the Agwa Vigilante Group in Agwa Community in the same council area of the state.

Three suspected members of the IPOB were killed by police operatives who foiled the attack.

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