Suspected kidnappers kill two Ekiti kings

Two traditional rulers in Ekiti State have been murdered by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The two Obas are the Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti in Ajoni, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

The late monarchs were attacked between Oke-Ako and Ipao Ekiti, located in Ajoni Local Governmenr area Monday evening.

According to Irohinoodua, the traditional rulers were coming from a meeting when the incident happened.

“They were travelling together. The armed herdsmen stopped them and rained bullets on them. They took their personal belongings and dragged their bodies into the bush” one eye witness told Irohinoodua.

He said the Alara of Ara Ekiti escaped.

He said the attackers were armed Fulani men who have been operating in that area for the past five years.

“They fired many bullets at the Alara but he was lucky. He escaped from the scene and ran away,” the source said.

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