The traditional ruler of Umuode community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Igwe Moses Nwoye has been reportedly shot dead.
Sources said that Nwoye was assassinated at about 7.30 pm Tuesday by two young men who fired several shots at him, leaving him in a pool of his own blood before escaping.
The Royal father was said to have visited his shop at Akpoga Nike where he was killed. His body has been deposited at the Annunciation Hospital, Emene, near Enugu by some of his relations who confirmed the incident.
Umuode, where the immediate former Minister of Power, Prof Bartholomew Nnaji hails from had been engaged in communal crisis with its neighbouring Uruku community over indigene and non-indigene tussle which had lasted for over 20 years.
The current crises erupted soon after Prof Nnaji lost his position leading to several deaths in the last few weeks.