Gunmen on Tuesday evening opened fire on traditional rulers during a meeting, killing three and leaving others wounded.
The traditional rulers were having a stakeholders’ meeting at the Njaba local council headquarters at Nnenasa when the gunmen attacked them.
An unconfirmed report said some of the monarchs at that stakeholders meeting were taken away by the gunmen to an unknown destination.
The police spokesperson in the state, Mike Abattam, confirmed the incident, saying two of the traditional rulers had been confirmed dead while the command had commenced investigation into the incident.
Among the monarchs confirmed dead are the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community.