The Enugu State Police Command on Saturday said it had launched investigation into the murder of the traditional ruler of Nkerefi in Nkanu East local government, Igwe P.A. Onuoha.
Mr Ebere Amaraizu, the spokesman of the Command, in a statement, said the police had also mounted increased surveillance in the area to avert any breach of the peace.
According to the statement,the traditional ruler was killed with three others in the early hours of Saturday, when they were attacked by unknown gunmen at Mgbanaocha Nkerefi.
It described the killings as unfortunate and said that the police would work hard to establish the motive and bring the perpetrators to book.