Armed men kidnap late Imo monarch’s widow

Armed men, referred to as ‘gunmen’ in Nigerian parlance, have kidnapped the wife of the late traditional ruler Ugoeze Umugborogu in Imo state. The ceremonial chief was, until his demise, the head of the Amuro autonomous community, located in Okigwe Local Government Area of the state.

The assailants equally razed the house of a politician, identified as Ifediora Umugborogu. The politician is the local government chairperson of the Labour Party.  Equally, the attackers burned down the house of another politician belonging to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The incidents followed previous attacks the armed men carried out in the local government area. The assailants on Tuesday burned down five houses belonging to politicians in the Amagu Ihube community, also in Okigwe LGA.

Nigeria’s southeast has been the hotbed for insurgency and separatist agitations, leading to burning and destruction of private and public properties.

A faction of the outlawed indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), led by a certain Finland-based Simon Ekpa, has vowed to stop elections from holding in the beleaguered southeast region.

The group is agitating the dismemberment of the Nigerian federation to pave the way for their desired ‘Biafra’.

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