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Insecurity: Police Confirm Killing Of 2 Ekiti Royal Fathers

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Some dare-devil kidnap suspects, on Monday evening, shot and killed two traditional rulers said to be returning from a security meeting in Irele-Ekiti.

The Police Public Relations Officer,  ASP. Sunday Abutu, confirmed the killing to reporters in Ado-Ekiti but said that details about the incident were still sketchy.

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Abutu said that necessary action was ongoing, saying that the Tactical and Intelligence teams of the command had been deployed to the area of the incident.

The deceased included the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Ogunsakin, and Onimojo of Omojola-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Olusola.

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It was learnt that they were killed between Oke-Ako and Ipao-Ekiti, located in Ajoni Local Government Area (LGA).

It was further gathered that the Alara of Ara-Ekiti in Ikole LGA escaped when the armed men accosted them and attempted to forcefully take them away.

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In a reaction to the incident, the Chairman of Ajoni Local Council Development Area, Micheal Ogungbemi, said the gunmen tried to abduct the three traditional rulers.

Ogungbemi said it was “quite unfortunate that two of the Obas lost their lives during the incident.”
(NAN)

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