The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Ifechukwude Aninshi Okonjo II, and his convoy were attacked by cultists Friday during a visit to Otulu Ogwashiku-Uku in Delta State.
A statement by the palace said the Obi and members of his council made a successful to Otulu Ogwashiku-Uku, met members of the community and prayed with them.
But when the Obi was departing, cultists and thugs imported into Otulu attacked members of the entourage who were at the rear of the convoy.
The thugs also attempted to seize a gun belonging to a law enforcement member who escorted the Obi on the visit.
“It is important to note that members of the press accompanied the Obi on the visit”, said Prince Greg Okwubu, spokesperson of the palace.
“Also law enforcement agents from the Office of the Area Commander and the Brigade Command in Asaba were also there at the visit and witnessed everything that happened,” he said.
“The people who sponsored the thugs are known to us and will be brought to Justice”, he added.