Ondo monarchs lament killing of Ifon king

Ondo monarchs lament killing of Ifon king

- The killing of Ifon monarch has thrown traditional rulers in Ondo state into a sad mood

- According to Olugbo of Ugbo, efforts must be made to preserve sacred status of Yoruba royal fathers

- Meanwhile, Akinruntan urged Governor Akeredolu to stem the tide of insecurity in the state

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As many Nigerians continue to lament the killing of Oba Isreal Adeusi, traditional rulers in the state have declared that touching a monarch is wrong and that murdering such person is a taboo in Yoruba land.

The monarchs who lamented the murder of their colleague said every normal person must condemn the evil.

According to the chairman of Ondo state Council of Obas, His Majesty, Oba Dr. Frederick Akinruntan, it is an unfortunate development.

He said things must be put in place to ensure that the sacred status of Yoruba royal fathers is not demystified by insecurity, The Nation reports.

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Monarchs lament killing of Ifon king
Traditional rulers in Ondo state have said that last week’s killing of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Isreal Adeusi, by yet to be identified gunmen was a taboo in Yoruba land. Photo: Kaftan Post
Source: UGC

Going further, he called Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to do everything to secure the state.

He also called for adequate protection of traditional rulers in the state. He said this will prevent them from being easy targets of bandits and kidnappers.

Legit.ng noted that there has been a rise in cases of kidnapping and insecurity since the end of the EndSARS protest across the country. This has become a source of worry for many people in the country.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government area Ondo state, Oba Adegoke Adeusi, was murdered by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

Legit.ng had also reported that barely 24 hours after the traditional monarch was murdered in Ondo state, suspected kidnappers abducted wife of the chief of staff to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Olugbenga Alex.

Alex's wife was kidnapped by the gunmen on Thursday, November 26, at Owena area of the state.

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