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JUST IN: Gunmen kill traditional ruler in Ebonyi

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Gunmen suspected to be political thugs have shot dead the Chairman of Ezza Traditional Rulers Council in Ebonyi State, His Majesty Eze Igboke Ewa in Ebonyi state.

The victim was attacked and killed in his residence on Monday evening, February 27, 2023.

The Commissioner for Information in Ebonyi State, Uchenna Orji, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

He blamed the ugly incident on opposition party members who are not happy with the results of the Saturday polls.

The statement reads, “The Governor is aware that a number of candidates have been making provocative and inciting statements about the election results in Ebonyi State.

“The Governor of Ebonyi State warns that no position in life is worth the life of another person.

“His Excellency the Governor is directing the whole Security apparatus of the State to move into Ezza North for a rescue mission.

“Anybody whose hand is in the killing of His Highness must be arrested immediately.

“The Governor appeals to all leaders of the State and the candidates who will never accept the result of the election to send their petitions to INEC or to security agencies, then making inciting statements that could generate a crisis in the State.

“His Excellency, the Governor will hold any Press conference or social media to incite people responsible for any outbreak of crisis in the State.

“The Governor appeals to Ebonyi people, especially our youths not to be used to taking the life of another person.

“Please we have no alternative to peace in Ebonyi State”.

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