‘It would be their last crime’ — Abdulrazaq promises justice for murdered Kwara monarch

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governor of Kwara, has mourned the death of Peter Aremu, Onikoro of Koro-Ekiti in Ekiti LGA of Kwara state.

On Thursday, gunmen invaded the residence of the traditional ruler, killed him, and abducted his wife and two others.

In a statement, Rafiu Ajakaye, chief press secretary to the governor, said Abdulrazaq described the incident as “reckless, shocking, and abominable”.

The governor asked security operatives to track the perpetrators, rescue the abducted persons, and bring them to justice.


“We will certainly get the perpetrators and ensure that this is their last crime against humanity,” the governor was quoted as saying.

“My profound condolences go to the people of Koro. Our hearts are broken, and we stand by them at this time and always.”

The latest incident adds to the disturbing trend of murdering traditional rulers, amid a cloud of insecurity enveloping the nation.


On January 29, two traditional rulers were killed by suspected kidnappers in Ekiti state.

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