Enugu: Protests have resumed in Nigeria’s state of Enugu after unknown gunmen shot dead a monarch (traditional ruler) during a community meeting.
Emmanuel Chediebere, the Igwe of the Oruku community was according to local media on Sunday December 27, shot dead while he was presiding over a community meeting at Oruku Town Hall in Enugu state, Nkanu East local government.
Sources reported that police officers on mufti wielding AK47- riffles travelling in an SUV and Sien bus had invaded the meeting venue prior to the actual day.
It is believed that on the meeting day, three of the natives pointed at the traditional ruler, immediately one of the police officers shot him in the thigh and he fell down bleeding.
Chediebere died before getting any medical care and his body was deposited at the National Orthopedic hospital mortuary.
Protests against Igwe’s death then erected prompting Young and energetic youth and men from the Oruku community to launch an attack on some of the community members burned down their houses and destroying properties.
Ogwe Emmanuel Chediebere was elected the monarch of the community on December 26, 2019 and had by the time of his death served the community for just one year.