Suspected kidnappers kill two traditional rulers in Ekiti

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Two traditional rulers were on Monday killed by suspected kidnappers in Ekiti state.

The monarchs were said to be returning from a meeting in Irele-Ekiti when they were accosted and gunned down.

The traditional rulers were identified as Oba David Ogunsakin, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti; and Oba Olatunde Olusola, the Onimojo of Omojola-Ekiti.

Sunday Abutu, police public relations officer in Ekiti, confirmed the killing but said details about the incident were still sketchy.


Abutu said the tactical and intelligence teams of the command had been deployed to the area of the incident.

NAN reports that Oba Adebayo Fatoba, the Alara of Ara-Ekiti, survived the ambush.

Micheal Ogungbemi, chairman of Ajoni local council development area, was quoted as saying the gunmen attempted to abduct the three traditional rulers.


Reacting to the development, Biodun Oyebanji, governor of Ekiti state, ordered security agencies to fish out the perpetrators.

The governor expressed condolences to the people of Imojo Ekiti and Esun Ekiti, adding that no stone would be left unturned in bringing the assailants to justice.

Oyebanji asked security agencies in the state to remain vigilant and resolute in the efforts to stamp out crime.

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