The traditional ruler of the Ukhiri community in Ikpoba-Okha local government HRH Godwin Aigbe has gone into a coma after attacks by hoodlums.
HRH Aigbe is said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital due to security reasons.
Several other persons were injured in the attack.
It was gathered the hoodlums stormed his palace in a suspected reprisal attack and inflicted injuries on him.
Eyewitnesses said the hoodlums shot at him after which they stabbed him severally and used plank to break his bones.
The hoodlums were said to have destroyed five cars in his house.
It was gathered that HRH Aigbe has been at loggerheads with the Ulegun community over 222 hectares of land.
Both communities have been at cold war over the land since 1975.
Younger brother to the injured Enogie, Kingsley Aigbe, urged security agencies to investigate the attack on his brother especially the complicity of some policemen.
Kingsley said he was called on Monday night that his brother was attacked and had to rush down.
A member of the community, Osayande Okhuarobo, said they were at the palace waiting to celebrate Igue at the Palace when they saw people running to the palace.
He said the people running from the attack claimed the attackers came from neighbouring community in two groups.
“Women were cooking and we were outside the canopies. Later, we saw people running towards us saying boys from Ulegun have destroyed some houses.
“The hoodlums came and chased us away. A tent outside the palace was burnt. The Enogie called the police and the boys were chased away by the police.
“We were surprised they came back 30 minutes later and shot sporadically at the palace.”