Gunmen have killed at least two persons when they invaded Etekwuru autonomous community in the Ohaji/ Egbema Local Government Area of Imo state around 4am on Wednesday.
The attackers also destroyed properties and left some villagers injured before leaving the area.
The reason for the attack had yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report but our correspondent gathered that the community is currently in a state of panic.
The traditional ruler of the community, Eze Kenneth Okereke, who confirmed the attack to our correspondent on Wednesday morning, called on security agents to come to the rescue of his subjects.
News Echo recalls that some gunmen had on October 21, burnt the palace and official vehicle of the traditional of the community when they invaded his home in an attempt to kill him.
The attack on the palace of the traditional ruler came two days after some hoodlums and military men clashed in the community, leading to the killing of two soliders and youths.
The monarch who wrote a letter to the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, requesting for help, disclosed that he was on exile owing to the destruction of his palace.