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Unknown gunmen set Imo monarch’s palace ablaze

Unknown gunmen on Thursday set ablaze the palace of HRH Eze Obi Ralph Ekezie, the traditional ruler of Obor Autonomous Community, in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.

According to DAILY POST, an eyewitness who spoke in confidence, said the arson which happened in a neighboring community to Omuma, Gov Hope Uzodinma’s hometown caused some damages to the monarchs’ property and two other buildings around his community.

He also said the fire was later put out by the combined efforts of good-spirited individuals in the community.

DAILY POST reported that the monarch, who spoke on phone, confirmed the incident but blamed those he called enemies of progress in his community for the burning of his palace.

The monarch further said he was monitoring the development from his abode in Owerri, capital of Imo State.

He expressed sadness, saying the level of damage can’t be ascertained now but when he gets home tomorrow.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Imo State Police Command, Michael Abattam, said the command was not aware of such incident.

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