Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The traditional ruler of Isseke community in Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State, Igwe Emmanuel Nnabuife, has lamented the level of damage inflicted on him following the attack on his palace by unknown gunmen.
The monarch who confirmed the arson lamented that the entire palace was burnt down by the unidentified hoodlums.
In a chat with journalists, the monarch who resides in Awka; possibly because of the security situation of his domain said he had no problem with anyone in his community to warrant such attack on him.
“It is true that my palace was burnt down by these boys and I have lost everything that I laboured all my life to achieve and as it is now I am homeless.
“Everything was razed down, but I thank God that no life was lost and nobody was harmed by those boys, and this is the way it is in my town Isseke,” he said.
Isseke is a boarder community, which shares boundaries with Imo State, a state that has been known to be the hotbed of criminal gunmen.
The community is in Ihiala, the hotbed of gunmen attack in Anambra State. Most traditional rulers of communities in the local government area live outside their domains because of insecurity.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has confirmed the incident.
The CP who spoke on telephone said the situation in the area has been brought under control, and personnel of the command have been sent on the trail of the attackers. He said investigations were on.