Suspected gunmen have reportedly attacked and razed the palace of HRH Eze Obi Ralph Ekezie, the traditional ruler of Obor Autonomous Community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State which they set the building on fire.
According to the report, we learned that no life was lost during the attack that happened on Thursday the 30th of October, but there were total damages that were caused by the gunmen.
The incident had taken place about 4 pm on Thursday and we learned from the report that the monarch and his family members were in Owerri capital when the Hoodlums razed the palace and destroy properties.
Confirming the incident, An eyewitness who spoke under anonymous with the newsmen yesterday immediately after the incident said the attack by the hoodlums caused too much damages to the monarch’ s property and two other buildings around the community which is close to Omuma, Governor Hope Uzodimma’ s hometown.
He also said that well- meaning residents came out in their masses when they heard about the incident and they quench the fire.
Reacting to the incident, The monarch who confirmed the incident to the press on phone said the attack was out of jealousy and hatred on his achievement so far, he said the suspected hoodlums are against the development of the community and that’ s why they attacked his palace.
The monarch further added that he will be staying far from abode in Owerri, capital of Imo State where he will monitor the new development by the government.
The monarch in his statement said he his very sad about the incident and could not confirm the level of damages which the hoodlums have caused.
Meanwhile, the police spokesman has confirmed the attack by the Gunmen in a statement released on Friday.
In another related attack, on Friday the 1st of October, unknown gunmen had also attacked and raided the house of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former leader of Orlu Legislative Council, in the person of Hon. Nwagba Gozie, in Orlu, when they burnt down the building.