Some yet-to-be identified hoodlums have again set ablaze the palace of the traditional ruler of the Etekwuru community in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
His highlander jeep and properties were not spared as the attackers supervised the razing.
The incident which happened Thursday night came just 24 hours after youths and soldiers clashed in the community.
The clash led to the killing of a soldier and in a reprisal attack, the enraged military men burnt some houses in the agrarian community.
On Thursday night, the attackers stormed the king’s palace with explosives and when they could not find the monarch or any member of his family, they set his house and properties which included his official vehicle on fire.
The traditional ruler told our correspondent that he was taking refuge at the Divisional Police Headquarters located at Mmahu.
He said that he and his wife who were in the house when the hoodlums struck, escaped death by whiskers.