In what can be described as heart wrenching, more than 10 decomposing bodies dumped in a pit have been evacuated by the Imo State government. The bodies include the corpse of the traditional ruler of Ihitte Ihube in Okigwe Local Government Area, Eze Paul Ogbu. The bodies were found in a kidnappers den at Nkwerri Uda community in Orsu Local Government Area.Also, the body of the youth leader of Ihitte community, Okigwe, Victor Chukwuemeka Osueke, who was abducted with Eze Ogbu last week was recovered. Furthermore, several human skulls were found in the bandits camp, as well as decapitated bodies. Reports state that the ancient kingdom of Atta in Njaba local government area of Imo state has been thrown into mourning following the murder of its traditional ruler, Eze Edwin Azike. Azike’s body was found at the community market square on December 10. It was gathered that the monarch was killed after he was abducted on December 9. A source said that four people were shot dead after the monarch was kidnapped. In a related development, Eze Damian Nwaigwe, the traditional ruler of Mbutu ancient kingdom in Aboh Mbaise local government area of Imo state has been kidnapped by gunmen.
A source stated that the gunmen numbering about 10, shot into the air before whisking the monarch away to unknown location. Also, gunmen have abducted two monarchs, Acho Ndukwe of Amagu Ihube and Paul Ogbu of Ihitte Ihube, both in the Okigwe local government area of Imo state.