Gunmen killed five persons on Monday in the Obudi Agwa community, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
Among the five deceased persons was the community’s traditional ruler, Ignitus Asor.
Community sources said the hoodlums invaded the king’s palace, where a community matter was being discussed and opened fire indiscriminately, killing the traditional ruler, two palace chiefs and two other members of the community while the traditional prime minister, Chief Stephen Ajoku, and others were injured.
They later invaded the neighbouring Mgbala community and shot a pregnant woman and a local security officer.
The Coordinator of Agwa Development Centre, Obinna Jumbo, said that they had reported the incident to the police While the corpses of the victims had been evacuated from the scene to the morgue.