The governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has reacted to the murder of traditional rulers in the state, assuring that the state will ensure that those behind the killings are brought to book.

Gunmen, on Tuesday, invaded Nnenasa community in Njaba LGA of Imo state where traditional rulers had converged for a meeting.

Michael Abattam, Imo police spokesperson, confirmed the incident, adding that three traditional rulers were killed.

Speaking on the development at a media briefing on Tuesday evening, Uzodimma condemned the incident, which he described as a “new dimension to banditry”.

“The situation is very pathetic and condemnable. This is a new dimension to the banditry in the state, where they now attack traditional rulers gathered in a hall for their normal meeting, with the council chairman presiding,” the governor said.

“All I know is that we will take it very seriously, and we must go out to every length to ensure that those behind that crime are brought to book.

“We will never allow such thing to happen again in the state. We will really go after them.

“I sympathise and condole with the families and relatives of these traditional rulers that died. It’s a very serious offence. It is unacceptable, condemnable, and we’ll never allow those who did it to go scot free.”

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