Arrests over murder of Nigerian traditional ruler


Two people have been arrested in connection with last week’s lynching of a traditional ruler, Igwe Steven Nwatu, in Nigeria’s Enugu state, police have told BBC Igbo.

Those detained have been assisting the police with their investigations into the murder of Mr Nwatu, the traditional ruler of Ogbozinne Akpugo town, Enugu police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu said.

The state police chief had met other traditional rulers to assure them of their safety, he said.

Police have also been deployed to the town to ensure there is peace, Mr Amaraizu said.

BBC Igbo

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