BREAKING: Tension as 2 Ekiti Revered Traditional Rulers Gunned Down, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Tension as 2 Ekiti Revered Traditional Rulers Gunned Down, Details Emerge

  • Some unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly killed two traditional rulers from Ekiti state
  • Elesun of Esun, Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin and Olumojo of Imojo, Oba Samuel Olatunji, were the traditional rulers killed on their way from Kogi
  • Another traditional ruler, Alara of Ara-Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba, who was in the same vehicle with them, reportedly managed to escape from the scene of the attack journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti - Ekiti state has been thrown into another tension as gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday evening, January 29, killed two traditional rulers in Ikole local government area of the state.

The traditional rulers were the Elesun of Esun, Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin, Olumojo of Imojo, and Oba Samuel Olatunji.

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Biodun Oyebanji/Ekiti State/Alara of Ara-Ekiti Oba Adebayo Fatoba/Elesun of Esun Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin/Olumojo of Imojo Oba Samuel Olatunji/Gunmen/Kidnappers
Gunmen kill two Ekiti traditional rulers Photo Credit: Biodun Oyebanji
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How two Ekiti traditional rulers were killed

The monarchs were allegedly ambushed and killed by the arm-wielding attackers along Ipao-Irele-Oke Ako while returning from Ogbe, a neighbouring town in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi state, The Nation reported.

It was reliably gathered that the vehicle conveying three monarchs was accosted, and Oba Ogunsakin and Oba Olatunji were killed.

At the same time, the Alara of Ara-Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba, escaped from the scene.

Sources said the Ekiti monarchs were returning from Ogbe in Kogi state in a vehicle driven by the Alara when the armed men struck.

When contacted, the police spokesman in the state, Sunday Abutu, said: “I will get the details and get back please.”

Ekiti council chair confirm monarchs' death

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The chairman of the Ajoni local council development area (LCDA), Micheal Ogungbemi, confirmed the incident.

Ogungbemi, who lamented the killing of the revered traditional rulers, said he had mobilised local security outfits, including the Amotekun corps, to comb the forest in a bid to arrest the perpetrators.

His comment partly reads:

“I can confirm that two traditional rulers, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti and Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, were killed by the gunmen who ambushed them.
“The Alara of Ara-Ekiti managed to escape from the incident, he was the one driving when the incident happened."

Hoodlums invade government teaching hospital in Ekiti earlier reported that the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) was attacked by some unknown persons.

Kayode Olabanji, the chief medical director, said the incident happened as a result of the death of a man.

Olabanji disclosed that the hoodlums went away with the remains of the deceased during the incident on Monday.


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