The police in Enugu have launched investigation into the murder of the traditional ruler of Nkerefi in Nkanu East local government, Igwe P.A. Onuoha.

A statement from the spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said that the traditional ruler was killed with three others in the early hours of Saturday.

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Amaraizu said deceased persons were attacked by unknown gunmen at Mgbanaocha Nkerefi, saying they were left with machete cuts.

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He described the killings as unfortunate and said that the police would work hard to establish the motive and bring the perpetrators to book.

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The spokesman said the police had mounted increased surveillance in the area to avert any breach of the peace. (NAN)