Two children, aged 11 and 9, and 97-year old mother of the traditional ruler of Ifitedunu in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mrs Beatrice Ilouno, escaped death when suspected arsonists, at about 11pm on Sunday night, attacked the Palace of Igwe Dr Chukwumeka Ilouno.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, Dr Ilouno said though no persons are being suspected, the attack was an abomination, an attack on Ifitedunu community, as several artifacts and historical documents of the community were burnt to ashes.
He added that personal properties running into millions of naira were affected, even as he confirmed existence of leadership crisis that has lasted in the community for some years now.
The President General of the community, Mr. Uchenna Nwoye, among other persons who were in the palace to sympathize with the Traditional ruler, called for immediate investigation into the incident, with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.
The injured are receiving treatment at a hospital in the community.